posted by Schmitty 12-18-102 3:53 AM
Prep time: 60 minutes
Servings: Makes about 6 dozen cookies servings
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk, reserving egg white
3 tablespoons ReaLemon® Lemon Juice from Concentrate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups unsifted flour
2 cups finely chopped nuts
*Lemon Cheese Filling (recipe below)
Combine all ingredients except egg white, flour, nuts and Lemon Cheese filling; with mixer, beat until well blended. Beat in flour. Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour. Shape into 1-inch balls.
With mixer, beat egg white lightly. Dip balls in egg white; roll in nuts. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb deep into center of each cookie; fill with Lemon Cheese Filling (recipe below).
Bake in preheated 375º oven 10 minutes or until filling is set. Cool slightly; remove from baking sheets. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
Lemon Cheese Filling: Beat 1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1 tbsp. lemon juice and 1 drop yellow food coloring, if desired, until well blended and smooth
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