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These cookies are wonderful made with fresh Georgia pecans!

Tracey Varela, Thomasville, GA
Recipe by Gooseberry Patch


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

Makes 6 dozen


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  • Dough: Combine butter, sugar, cream cheese, egg yolk, lemon juice, extracts and salt. Mix well with an electric mixer on medium speed; beat in flour. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill for at least one hour.

  • Form dough into one-inch balls. In a small bowl, beat egg white lightly. Dip balls into egg white; roll in pecans. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb deeply into center of each cookie. Spoon lemon cheese filling into indents. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until filling is set. Cool slightly; remove to a wire rack. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.

  • Lemon Cheese Filling: Beat together all ingredients until smooth.


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