Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 tablespoon lemon peel, grated
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 1/4 cups flour
Cream butter and cream cheese together until fluffy. Blend in baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, grated lemon peel and lemon juice. Gradually blend in the 3 cups flour or more and knead to form soft dough. Force the dough through a cookie press with a number 16 plate to form 3" long bars. Press the cookes directly onto the baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack.
1 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons milk
2/3 cup walnuts
In a small bowl, blend the sugar, lemon juice, and milk together until smooth. Brush half the top of the cookie with icing. Sprinkle the icing with salnuts. Place on a rack to dry the icing. Repeat the process.