Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lemon Cheesecake Cookies

Last Saturday was Mike's mother's birthday.  It also happened to be one of the first true spring days in the city.

As she is quite such a sweet supporter of my baking, I wanted to make something special and unique for her birthday.

With the weather warming, the lighter tastes of citrus combined with just the right amount of sugar suddenly seemed like a perfect combination for a spring birthday treat.

The cookie part was very much like a shortbread, except with more lemon than usual.  In the future I think I will add a bit more lemon to the dough, to try to achieve a greater balance between the tartness of the lemon and sweetness of the sugar.

The filling was, obviously, cream cheese based with a bit of lemon juice, zest and sugar.  Besides the recipe listing the incorrect amount of cream cheese (tsk, tsk Martha), it was also a bit runny.  Next time, I will play with the proportions a bit more so the same taste is achieved in a thicker consistency.  But when refrigerated, the cookies were quite scrumptious - especially wonderful paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

I received a lovely thank you note for the treats and, just as I suspected, they were enjoyed immensely.

1 comment:

  1. I can taste them in Maine. Lucky Mike's mom and a delicious bithday gift.


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