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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

 

Doterra Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies

4.16 from 25 votes
Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Description

These Doterra cream cheese lemon cookies with essential oils are so pillowy soft and delicious.

Ingredients 

  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar, plus 1 Tablespoon, plus more for rolling the cookies in.
  • 3/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 15 Drops Lemon Doterra Essential Oils
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 3/4 Cup Flour

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugars together until smooth.
    2 Ounces Cream Cheese, 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar, 3/4 Cup White Sugar
  • Add the essential oil drops, vanilla and eggs and mix again.
    1/2 teaspoon Vanilla, 15 Drops Lemon Doterra Essential Oils, 1 Egg
  • In a separate bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients so they can become well incorporated into the dough.
    1/4 teaspoon Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder, 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda, 1 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 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.

Notes

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

Serving: 1gCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 129IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet

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