Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe (Soft & Light)

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Lemon cream cheese cookies recipe

Delicious Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies with Essential Oil

These lemon cream cheese cookies are soo yummy – nice and soft on the inside with a light lemon flavor. All of the lemon flavor comes from a DoTerra lemon essential oil as well which makes this recipe just a bit easier.

It’s already a super simple recipe though, and it should only take you around 25-35 minutes to have a complete batch of 24 cookies sitting on your counter. Let’s get into it, shall we?

Lemon cream cheese cookies ingredients

Mixing the Lemon Cream Cheese Cookie Dough

You want the butter to be softened to about room temperature, but not melted. I let the cream cheese sit out with the butter too. Might as well! It only makes the mixing even easier. 🙂 (Keep the cream cheese covered with plastic wrap or something so it doesn’t dry out.)

Lemon cream cheese cookies with doterra lemon oil

Adding the DoTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

Did you know that lemon essential oil is from the rind of the lemon? This makes the oil quite a bit different from lemon juice. The scientific composition of each is different and the oil is more concentrated too. Lemon essential oil enhances flavor and it is also very easy to store and keep on hand for future recipes, plus it has many other uses:

  • Cleanse and purify the air and surfaces
  • Naturally cleanses the body and aids in digestion
  • Support healthy respiratory function
  • Promote a positive mood

So there you have it – all of the lemon flavor for these lemon cream cheese cookies packed into mere drops of oil. It gives a nice, light lemon flavor, but not too lemony. You can add a few more drops for more lemon if you want, but don’t add too many more!

FYI – If you taste the raw cookie dough to try to gauge the flavor, you will want to remember that raw dough tastes stronger than the baked cookie will.

If you want to learn more about the essential oils we use and recommend, email us at seekingwellness at fabulesslyfrugal dot com or text us at 208-907-OILS.

Lemon cream cheese cookies on a baking sheet

Scoop & Bake Your Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

If you don’t have a cookie scoop yet, I highly recommend getting one. It will make getting your lemon cream cheese cookies on the pan a breeze. Just drop the dough onto a baking sheet (or a silicone mat) – 1 dozen on 1 pan.

Once they’re on the pan, bake them until the edges are set – about 9 to 10 minutes. When they’re finished, take them out of the oven and dust them lightly with powdered sugar. Yum!

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Lemon cream cheese cookies recipe

Lemon cream cheese cookies recipe

Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies Recipe (Soft & Light)

These delicious lemon cream cheese cookies get the light, fresh lemon flavor from essential oil!
4.50 / 5 ( 4 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Serves: 12
Adjust Servings: 12



  • Heat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese and sugars together until smooth. Add the essential oil drops, vanilla and egg; mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Scoop cookies onto the baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes, just until edges are set. Remove from the oven and dust with powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes

The lemon flavor of the dough will be stronger than that of the baked cookies.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g
Ingredients: Cheese, Lemon
Meal Type: Desserts, 4th of July, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Meatless
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Oven

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