Cream Cheese Meltaways with Lemon Glaze

  • Heather90 Posted: 11/05/08
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    I will be making this cookies reguraly, everybody loves them, they have a great texture, not dry like some other cookies similar to these, and the flavor is exceptional in my opinion.

  • Purduekel Posted: 01/03/11
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    I wouldn't suggest tasting these warm (you get a lot of the corn starch flavor), but once they cool they are pretty tasty (they're even good cold out of the fridge). I dipped them in the glaze three times (there was a lot of glaze) and sprinkled the top with a pinch of red sugar for color.

  • ChrisBellaire Posted: 12/17/09
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    These cookies tasted pretty good -- pleasing mixture of sweet and tart; however, they don't look very pretty. I wanted to give them as Christmas gifts but decided not to since they are pretty anemic looking -- whitish and pasty. I don't think I'll make them again.

  • JennySmith Posted: 12/18/09
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    These cookies are very good. If you are like me and you like cream cheese and lemon, you will love these. I followed the instructions pretty straightforwardly and they weren't hard to make. I yielded only 25 cookies and had WAY more glaze than I needed.

  • runmom3 Posted: 12/30/10
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    Good, easy recipe. I used lime instead of lemon and added the zest to the cookie and the glaze for some color. My 5-year-old helped me form the balls. It's a kid-friendly recipe.

  • ChristaM Posted: 11/14/09
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    These cookies were tough to make the first time around--I mixed the ingredients too long and they got sticky. But, I made a second batch because I still thought they were tasty, and BOY was that second batch awesome! I made several more batches, ended up giving them away as gifts last year, and now I have requests for these again. Everyone liked that they were a little bit different--sweet with a little sour lemon, creamy, and not the typical Christmas cookie. Plus, my friends that don't like chocolate (crazy, I know) really liked them.

  • DeeHer Posted: 12/14/10
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    Yum! So delicious and easy to make. I don't know why the recipe calls for so much lemon glaze, I used maybe less than 1/4 of it. Will definitely make again, so good!

  • saskue Posted: 12/08/10
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    Good cookie, not my favorite but because it is so easy it is worth making again. Made 3 batches, including clean up in less than 2 hours. Used cookie scoop and had no problem getting 36 cookies which is good because hubby was eating them as fast as I was getting them out of the oven.

  • angelfromheaven Posted: 10/16/11
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    These are wonderfully delicious!!! The texture of the cookie is definitely melt in your mouth. The glaze adds lots of lemon flavor and is what makes these cookies so addicting. I disagree with the review that these cookies aren't pretty enough for a Christmas cookie tray. They resemble snowballs but if more color is desired, you could easily add food coloring to the glaze and/or top with sprinkles. Another idea is to serve them in paper candy cups that correlate with the holiday. For added lemon flavor, I will be adding lemon zest to the cookie dough next time. Easy and fun recipe that is great for the kids to help out with. Be sure to not overmix or over handle the dough. So happy to be adding it to my collection. Yummy!!!

  • ashleyckummer Posted: 12/09/11
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    I made these and they are DELICIOUS! I followed the recipe exactly- which was super easy. The lemon glaze is perfect touch for a delicious treat. I know some of you had issues with the look of them but I found the glaze to even the outside a little (I dipped the WHOLE cookie in there). My only issue is that for me the dough only yeilded like- 20 or so cookies. I must have made mine too large.

  • ELSchuller Posted: 12/27/11
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    Melt in your mouth good, and the perfect combination of sweet and tart. I would make these over and over again, and they were a huge hit with my friends and family. This will definitely be put in my "greatest hits" recipe folder!

  • SuphawanG Posted: 01/07/12
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    Love it! wont change a thing!

  • DeeDeeDC Posted: 12/27/11
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    I made these for the first time this year. I sprinkled them with red sugar, and it add to my festival plate of cookies.

  • eamcl1 Posted: 12/01/11
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    I have made these for our annual cookie exchange for the past 3 years and they are always a big hit. It's nice that they are a little different and very tasty. My first batch was a little rough, do not over mix the dough! The rest came out great.

  • osilla Posted: 01/04/12
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    Not bad. I skipped the glaze and made them as thumbprint cookies with plum jam, and they were much more interesting & delicious.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 12/10/12
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    Made these over the weekend as a start to holiday cookie baking. Overall, I thought they were very good, but I did amp the lemon flavor both in the base and the glaze. For the base, I put about 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind and about 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice. For the glaze, I used the juice of 1 whole lemon and only about 3/4 cup of powdered sugar (I used a taste test for intensity on the lemon for what I preferred). My negative is the shape / look - at the end of the baking, I had only 1/2 of the servings for number of cookies (and they were only about a quarter in size) and they looked like califlower since I didn't want to "handle" too much to shape the balls. I glazed each cookie in its entirety and put 2 rounds of glaze on each. After the set time, they were delicous and are even more tasty after 1 day since the glaze starts to set in the dough. I would make again definitely, but try smaller dough balls & to form a bit better for cooking. Enjoy!

  • Wunderchic Posted: 12/17/12
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    Love these! Made for a cookie exchange and we all loved the lemon flavor. Used the leftover glaze for decorating cutout sugar cookies. Worked well, used a plastic sandwich bag with one edge cut as a piping bag. Just make sure to let the glaze set before handling. Will definitely make again

  • cherryfern Posted: 06/17/13
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    I thought these were great. I added extra vanilla, which i always do for cookies, but i think this may have made the dough less dry because it wasn't crumbly at all. I had no trouble rolling the dough into balls and i guess was less intimidated by the warning not to handle them too much. Using a tablespoon i scooped the dough and rolled each dough ball for about two seconds which was plenty of time to get a nice shape. Personally i thought these cookies looked as lovely as they tasted and would have had no issues giving them away as gifts. I glazed them several times as well to get a super lemony flavour, waiting for the glaze to dry a little before dipping again until all the glaze was gone. Looking forward to making these again!

  • gailer Posted: 07/21/13
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    I love Cooking Light recipes but this one might be too "light." The cornstarch is not tasty for a cookie.

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