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Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

4-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jan. 13, 2023
My grandmother always made these cookies for us for Christmas, and now I have inherited that task. I make them throughout the year because I enjoy baking a lot. With rich cream cheese in the dough and the sugary almond topping, a batch doesn’t last long at our house!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • Sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in the egg yolk, lemon zest and extract. Combine the flour, oats and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Beat egg and egg white; brush over dough. Sprinkle with sugar; top with almonds.
  3. Bake at 350° until edges are lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 83 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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