Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies – Best Ever

INGREDIENTS:

2¼ cups (270 grams) organic all-purpose flour, such as King Arthur Flour

2 teaspoons (about 8 grams) baking powder

1 (8-ounce/226-gram) package cream cheese, such as Philadelphia, softened

½ cup (1 stick/113 grams) unsalted butter, softened

1½ cups (300 grams) granulated sugar

2 tablespoons (12 grams) freshly grated lemon zest, from

2 large lemons

1½ tablespoons (22.5 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon (a few drops) lemon oil, such as Boyajian -Omit for gluten-free variation.

1/8 teaspoon natural yellow gel based food coloring, such as CHEFMASTER

1 teaspoon (5 grams) kosher salt, or

¾ teaspoon regular table salt

1 large egg plus

1 large egg yolk (mine weighed 71 grams w/o shells)

1 cup (120 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted, for rolling & dusting cookies

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