Little piece of heaven

September 12, 2011

This is my go-to cookie in the summer. I made it one more time last week.

So fresh…  So rich…  So tender… So tangy.

Thanks, Martha, for this awesome recipe.

Lemon Sandwich Cookie

Ingredients

  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling
  • Creamy Lemon Filling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, lemon zest, and salt until combined. With mixer on low, add flour (dough will still be stiff); finish mixing with a wooden spoon.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Form sandwiches: Place about 1 teaspoon Creamy Lemon Filling between two cookies, sugared sides facing out; squeeze gently.

Creamy Lemon Filling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (4 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

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

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3 Responses to “Little piece of heaven”

  1. Mary Says:

    I will testify: HOLY SMOKES, these ROCK!!!!!!!


  2. are these the cookies i received in the mail? the same cookies that EVERYONE loved? can I steal this reciped?


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