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soft, pillowy lemon cookies made with #doterra essential oils ohsweetbasil.com DoTerra Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
These Doterra cream cheese lemon cookies with essential oils are so pillowy soft and delicious. I love that they use an essential oil too, because not only is it a lifesaver when you don’t have the actual fruit on hand, but it leaves a light and delicious taste to anything you are making. I may need to try adding it to these awesome lemon poppy seed pancakes, lemon strawberry shortcakes or this lemon roasted broccoli.
soft, pillowy lemon cookies made with #doterra essential oils ohsweetbasil.com DoTerra Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
You know when you start to peel and orange you get of squirt of essence that fills the air? It even gets onto your hands and the scent stays there for a while. Well, you just experienced essential oils.
Essential oils are powerful. They are the protector and life blood of the plants they come from. When harvested properly and tested to be free of chemicals, toxins and any other contaminants, these oils can be therapeutic to the body and the mind.
soft, pillowy lemon cookies made with #doterra essential oils ohsweetbasil.com DoTerra Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

Do Essential Oils Have Health Benefits?

Many people believe that essential oils have health benefits.

There is not enough scientific evidence to prove these claims, but many essential oils are helpful for overall health.

For instance, chamomile oil is good for skin care and is used at bedtime for its relaxing effects.

Peppermint oil helps relieve headaches and eases stomach upset and digestive issues.

Lavender oil is known for its relaxing effect.

Citrus oils are good for household cleaning and are  soothing and relaxing.

Do Cookies With Cream Cheese In Them Need To Be Refrigerated?

You do not need to refrigerate cookies or brownies containing cream cheese.

What Is A Substitute For Cream Cheese?

You can use 1 cup pureed cottage cheese or 1 cup plain yogurt that has been strained in cheese cloth instead of cream cheese in most recipes.

You could also substitute low fat or non fat cream cheese for regular cream cheese.


Doterra Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

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You know when you start to peel and orange you get of squirt of essence that fills the air? It even gets onto your hands and the scent stays there for a while. Well, you just experienced essential oils.

Doterra Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

4.16 from 25 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
These Doterra cream cheese lemon cookies with essential oils are so pillowy soft and delicious.


  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 Cup powdered sugar plus 1 Tablespoon, plus more for rolling the cookies in.
  • 3/4 Cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 Cup flour
  • 15 drops lemon Doterra Essential Oils


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugars together until smooth.
  • Add the essential oil drops, vanilla and eggs and mix again.
  • In a separate bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients so they can become well incorporated into the dough.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes, remove from the oven and dust with powdered sugar.


The amount of oil that you use will determine how lemony the cookies are, but remember that the dough will be stronger than the baked cookies.
store cookies in an airtight container
Nutrition Facts
Doterra Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 129IU3%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I tried it today with 15 drops of lemon. It didn’t taste good😂

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    • Oh dear… 🙂

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  • To put these cookies amazing cookies aside. I love making aromatherapy play dough with my kids 🙂


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    • That’s a great idea!

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  • These sound delicious and I love lemon. I’m also a user of essential oils and am going to use the wild orange to make another batch…thanks for sharing…

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    • Yummm! Let us know how the orange goes!

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  • Wow, thanks—I am making Lemon desserts for a book club meeting Monday and one of the cookies is on my agenda now

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    • You’re going to love these!!

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  • These were amazing. Everyone loved them. Thank you for a great reliable recipe. 

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    • Thanks Chelsea!

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  • Hi I love these! Could you tell me if other oil flavors would work as well? I’m wondering about doTERRA cinnamon oil in particular.

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    • Hi Mary, each oil is a little different in how strong a flavor so unfortunately it will take a little experimenting. I do this by adding half the amount, mixing it in and smelling and tasting the dough.

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  • Do you roll the cookie dough in powdered sugar before baking?

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    • Hi Mandi, you just sprinkle it on after baking. 🙂

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  • Has anyone tried using honey instead of sugar?

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  • These cookies a

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    • These cookies are amazing!! My family can’t get enough of them. I also make them for my oil classes to show how they can be used for cooking. Thanks for the recipe!!!

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      • Great idea to show versatility in your classes! Love it and thank you!

      • I used them at one of my classes too. Everyone loved them. 

  • These cookies look great! Is there a link for the lemon oil? And can you substitute any other ingredient for the oil, such as lemon juice or extract? Thank you.

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    • There isn’t a link. You’d just need to find a local dealer. You could definitely use extract but use a little at a time until it tastes right so it’s not too much or too little

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  • I make these cookies every month for my Bunco group. Word got out to some other friends and now it seems like I make them at least twice a week for friends. They are the best.

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    • No way! That is so cool. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know!

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  • Hi Carrian! I was looking for recipes using doTERRA oils and came across your sweet face. It has been awhile since I saw you in person. I’m excited to use this recipe! I know it is going to be good because it is coming from you.

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    • Awww! I hope you love it! and I hope you all are well! xoxo

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  • is this recipe for actual 2oz of cream cheese, or 2 pkg’s of cream cheese? Want to try this, look so yummy!

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    • 2 ounces. 🙂

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  • have you ever frozen these cookies?

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    • Wellll… so my husband’s grandma used to do that and now he’s firmly against it so I’m sure they will be fine, but I don’t freeze them.

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  • I’ve made several batches of these cookies & they stew delicious

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  • is it 2 oz of cream cheese or 2 box cream cheese ?

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    • I have the same question! Did you ever get an answer to this question?

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  • Yummy! Gonna have to try this recipe.

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  • I just adore lemon cookies 🙂 these look so fantastic!

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  • These look amazing! I am going to try them today. Thanks for sharing!

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    • I hope you love them like we did!

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  • Yummy!! These cookies looks like meltaways — but more delicious 😀

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  • Wow, what an AWESOME giveaway!!! 🙂 Yummy looking cookies too!

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  • This has been a hard year for my seasonal, hay fever induced asthma. It has lasted a LOT longer than it usually does and I have nothing to help, I didn’t realize oils could be an answer-awesome!!! And I am intrigued by the idea of cooking with oils. What a fun concept.

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  • Thnx for sharing the recipe. These cookies look amazzing and I’m going to bake some this weekend although, on the ingredients it doesn’t list the vanilla nor the eggs but in the instructions it does so how much vanilla do we use and how many eggs do we use?? I am new to essential oils and am excited to start using them:))

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  • What a great giveaway and cookie recipe! Yum!

    I can’t find the first group on Facebook to “like” to enter the giveaway, though…What is the group called I need to like? Facebook Oils Group?

    Thank you!

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  • Cooooooooookies! These babies look divine! xo

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  • Great giveaway! I use Doterra oils and love them! All of the ones in this kit are ones that we always keep on hand in our house. We use one of them every single day. And I love the diffuser! The cookies look delicious. I wish I was having one with my tea right now!

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  • These cookies are so pretty! I love them cream cheese and lemon in them. So summery!

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