Sandwiched Sugar Cookies

These yummy sugar cookies are a perfect dessert to serve a crowd.

  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 48

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1
cup butter, softened
1
(3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
2
cups all purpose or unbleached flour
1 1/4
cups any flavor preserves
1/4
cup powdered sugar
  • 1 In large bowl, combine sugar, butter, cream cheese, lemon peel, salt, almond extract, vanilla and egg yolk; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/3 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated). Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch fluted round cookie cutter. Place half of cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Cut 1-inch shapes from centers of remaining cookies. Place cookies and small cutouts 1 inch apart on separate ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. For small cookies, bake 6 minutes; for large cookies, bake 7 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool 5 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 Spread bottom of each whole cookie with about 1 teaspoon preserves. Sprinkle powdered sugar over cookies with cut-out centers. To make each sandwich cookie, place one powdered sugar cookie over preserves on whole cookie.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Cookie p1us 1 Small Cookie
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    55mg
    55%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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