12/6/07

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Here's yet another thumbprint version! I have a chocolate thumbprint cookie posted below but this one is more my style as I'm not a fan of chocolate but I do love lemon!

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

1 1/2 c butter, room temperature
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c white sugar
2 eggs
2 T lemon juice
2 t grated lemon zest
4 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 salt
1 c lemon curd or lemon pie filling (you can buy it in a can if you like)
powdered sugar

Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in juice and zest. Mix together flour, salt and baking powder and stir into butter mixture just until combined. Cover and chill until dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll into balls using about a tablespoon of dough for each. Place on cookie sheet. Make indent with thumb in center of each cookie and fill with lemon curd.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or till edges are just turning a light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes then remove to cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar and store in airtight container.
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