Friday, December 15, 2023

Holiday Lemon Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies by Allyson Lindt, Author of Boss Level ~ Deck the Halls with Books Holiday Extravaganza @AllysonLindt

Holiday Lemon Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas is getting close, and it’s always been one of my favorite holidays. I love picking the perfect gift for the people I care about and then seeing their faces when they open it. In my younger, less anti-social (or rather, less filled with work during normal hours) days, I could wander the malls forever (back when we had more malls here. And not really forever, but for a while). I love the lights, the people, the sounds, the smells…

And the cooking. I get all kinds of domestic for Christmas. Or at least, a little. I like making sweets. The years have taught me that working with a bunch of guys (is it possible I pull story ideas from previous jobs? I’ll never tell 😉), a lot of them single, means that food makes great gifts for my coworkers.

One year, two of my best friends at work were single guys. I found this cookie recipe and pretty much tried it out on them disguised as a Christmas gift. It went over so well that I’ve made it my go-to every year. I think the response was something like ‘next time you get bored, if you wanted to make these again…’. Making these will occupy my kitchen this weekend, at least for a little bit, because fortunately they’re really quick and easy to make.

Lemon Cream Cheese Holiday Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (you can substitute any kind of extract here. I’ve used cherry and orange as well. Sharper flavors stand out better)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup mini m&m’s
  • Red and green food color (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (176 c), grease 2 baking sheets
  2. Beat together cream cheese and butter at medium speed
  3. Beat in sugar, milk, and lemon (or other extract)
  4. (optional) split mixture into two bowls. Add 2 drops of red food color to one, and 2 drops of green to the other. Divide flour into two equal parts.
  5. Beat in flour, 1/4 cup at a time until blended.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and M and M’s

  • Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  • Using a spoon, flatten each cookie slightly
  • Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, until set and golden.
Boss Level
Three Player Tag-Team 
Book Six
Allyson Lindt

Genre:  Er*tic Romance
Publisher: Acelette Press
Date of Publication:  12/24/2022
ISBN: 9781955518291
Number of pages:  350
Word Count: 76,000

Cover Artist: Romance Premades

Tagline: Her Fake Fiancé is Her Childhood Sweetheart’s Husband

About the Book:


It’s lonely at the top.

I knew it would be when I clawed my way up here, trading away favors and any personal life to get to where I am today, the head of the hottest new video game company in the industry.

When an old friend calls in one of those favors, I’m happy to help Xander out. His partner, Dominic, needs to impress some conservative clients, and showing up to get-to-know-you dinners with a heavily tattooed man on his arm isn’t the way to do it.

And there are far worse things in the world than pretending to be Dom’s fiancée.

When the fake kisses with Dominic start to feel real, I realize there’s something missing in my life. Worse, I’m starting to realize I never should’ve let Xander get away.

But the three of us together will bring everything we’ve worked for toppling down around us. There’s no way love is worth that kind of sacrifice.

About the Author:

Award winning and USA Today Bestselling Author Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time author. She likes her stories with sweet geekiness and heavy spice, and loves a sexy happily-ever-after. Because cubicle dwellers need love too.

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