Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Can you tell I love sandwich cookies yet? I really like these! The cookies are flaky and the icing makes them special and they just look cute. I used a scalloped cookie cutter. I will be making these again since I only got to try one before delivering them with the Christmas treats. I found them at Pineapple Hill Designs.
Lemon Sandwich Cookies 
1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature

1 c. powdered sugar
1 T. finely grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
1/2 t. salt
2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
2 T. granulated sugar, for sprinkling
In a large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest, and salt until combined. With mixer on low, add flour (dough will still be stiff); finish mixing with a wooden spoon.

Turn dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap, pat into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour (and up to 3 days). Preaheat oven to 350ยบ.
Unwrap dough; place on a lightly floured piece of parchment or waxed paper. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough about 1/8 inch thick (if dough cracks, let it warm up slightly).

Cut out cookies with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter (reroll scraps once, chilling of too soft). Place 1 inch apart on two baking sheets; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake until barely beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Form sandwiches: Place about 1 teaspoon Creamy Lemon Filling between two cookies, sugared sides facing out; squeeze gently.

Makes 3 dozen

*Creamy Lemon Filling: Makes enough for 3 dozen sandwich cookie
1 (4-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1 T. finely grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
1 to 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and zest until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, mixing until smooth. Mix in remaining sugar as necessary to create a firm but spreadable filling.

10 comments:

  1. Yum! Those cookies look delicious! :) I just might have to whip up a batch myself.
    Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. :)

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  2. Dangit! Why didn't i find these before I started my weekly Monday diet??! super yummy looking.

    Thanks for swinging by my blog - following back.

    The Survival Mama

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  3. oh these look yummy! I'm guessing there's always a sweet treat in your home. ;) Hope you had a Merry Christmas! (did you get to spend it with your kids?)

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  4. Oh wow! These look great! Wish I would have had this for my goodie boxes. I made the usual fudge and truffles. They were way too good though!!

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  5. Ohhh my heavens... those looks SO good. I love anything with lemon. Lemon bars are my favorite... but these, I'm going to have to try making. Glad to find your blog! Happy New Year!

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  6. ooooh, these look sinful - one of my kids is a true lemon addict, which means if I make them at least he can help me devour the evidence before ManOfTheHouse gets home :)

    thanks for coming by my blog!!!

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  7. First - Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)
    Second - These cookies look DELICIOUS! I'd attempt to make them myself, but honestly, I REALLY don't need to consume any more sweets for a good 6 months. ;)
    Third - I'd love for you to feature some of my Etsy creations. I'm actually having a huge sale right now (free shipping, no sales tax AND take 10% off using coupon code: babydays10 at checkout). The sale is to celebrate baby #3's arrival next month. I'll be putting my Etsy shop in vacation mode as of January 10th! The sale will be good until then. :)

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  8. Oh yummy, these look good. I'm going to have to give them a try.

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  9. Valerie, thanks for your nice comment on my blog! These cookies look SO good and I'm for sure going to try them! :)

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