Lemon Love Hearts

Lemon Love Hearts

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 (3 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/4 cups unsifted flour

Combine all ingredients except for the flour and beat with mixer until well blended. Then beat in flour.

Divide dough in half and wrap in plastic then chill at least 1 hour.

On well-floured surface, knead one dough portion into a smooth ball. Roll out to 1/8" thickness. Cut into hart shapes. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned at edges and cool on a wire rack. Decorate with Lemon Glaze and top with edible decorations as desired. Store tightly covered.

Lemon Glaze: With mixer beat 4 cups un-sifted confectioner’s sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Add additional lemon juice for a thinner glaze if desired. Divide glaze and tint with food colorings.