Cream Cheese Gems1 c. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste (or extract)
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
juice of 1 lemon
2 c. flour
extra sugar for rolling
Beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar. Add vanilla, lemon zest, and juice. Gradually add flour.
Chill dough for 1-2 hours. Form into small balls (smaller than a regular cookie) and roll in sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until edges are barely golden. Do not over bake! Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before transferring to a cookie sheet.