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Lemon Cut Out Cookies Recipe

Lemon Cut Out Cookies                

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 (3 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/4 cups un-sifted flour

Combine all ingredients except flour; beat with mixer until well blended. Beat in flour. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic; chill at least 1 hour.

On well-floured surface, knead one dough portion into a smooth ball. Roll to 1/8". Cut into shapes. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Decorate with Lemon Glaze (recipe follows). Top with edible decorations as desired. Store tightly covered.

Lemon Glaze:
With mixer beat 4 cups un-sifted confectioner's sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Add additional lemon juice for thinner, if desired. Divide glaze and tint with food colorings.

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