Light, and lemony, these Lemon Mascarpone Cookies have a really nice lemon flavor. Sprinkling them with powdered sugar gives the cookies a perfect level of sweetness that makes them irresistible. I could seriously eat this entire batch of cookies by myself.
This cookie recipe can be made with all butter if you like, the Mascarpone cheese adds a nice level of creaminess but this same recipe using all butter is pretty amazing as well. Yes, you will still want to eat the entire batch of cookies by yourself.
Here’s how I make them:
- 8 Ounces Mascarpone Cheese
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 ½ Cup Sugar
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Lemons, Zest and Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 2 ¾ Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar (to coat cookies before baking)
-Combine mascarpone cheese, butter, sugar, and salt
-Using a paddle attachment on an electric mixer (or by hand if you want a good workout) beat until light and fluffy
-Add one egg at a time, beat until fluffy
-Add the zest and juice of the lemon and vanilla extract
-Sift together the flour and baking soda
-Combine wet and dry ingredients until just combined
-Using a small (1-inch) ice cream scoop, scoop all the dough into small rounds, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
-Preheat oven to 350F
-Moving quickly so the dough doesn’t get warm, using your hands, roll the dough balls between your palms to make them round, then roll them in powdered sugar.
-Place the dough on a parchment sheet or silicon mat
-Bake for 12-14 minutes