Sunday, July 09, 2006

Lemon Cheese Cookies

I love lemon and cheese, and the combination of these two ingredients in this Lemon Cheese Cookies recipe is incredible. The whole kitchen was filled with the aroma of lemon and cheese during baking. My two naughty ones popped so many freshly baked cookies into their mouths that I had to shoo them out of the kitchen, to prevent them from getting sore throat.

Recipe is from Joy of Making Cookies by Alex Goh.

Lemon Cheese Cookies

100g cream cheese
60g Cheddar cheese, grated
200g butter
150g caster sugar
1/8 tsp salt
lemon zest from 1 lemon, finely grated
1 egg

Dry Ingredients: (sift together)
300g plain flour
20g corn flour
1 tbsp milk powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

100g flaked almonds (for coating)


Cream the cream cheese till smooth. Add in grated Cheddar cheese and mix till well blended.

Add in butter, sugar & salt and whisk lightly. Then, add in the grated lemon zest & egg and cream till smooth.

Add in the dry ingredients, mix till blended. Chill in the fridge for an hour to firm up the dough.

After an hour, take the dough from the fridge and knead lightly to become pliable.

Divide the dough into 4 portions. Shape each portion into 28cm long triangular log.

Coat all the sides of each triangular log with flaked almonds. Wrap it with plastic sheet and chill overnight.

Remove the dough from the fridge and cut into 3mm thick slices.

Place the slices into a greased tray or a tray lined with baking paper.

Bake in preheated over at 170 degree Celsius for 20 minutes or till golden brown.

Note: Do not cream the mixture till light and fluffy.


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