Tea-Time Lemon Sandwich Cookies

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  • 1 hr 25 min prep time
  • 2 hr 25 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 48 servings

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup vanilla ice cream, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
cups all purpose or unbleached flour
1/4
cup sugar

Filling

3/4
cup powdered sugar
1/4
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1
to 2 drops yellow food color, if desired

Directions

  1. 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup butter, ice cream and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon peel; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
  2. 2 Heat oven to 375°F. On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Coat both sides of cut-out cookies with sugar; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With fork, prick each cookie 2 to 4 times.
  3. 3 Bake at 375°F. for 7 to 8 minutes or until slightly puffed but not brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  4. 4 In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon lemon peel and enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency; beat at medium speed until smooth. Add food color; mix until well blended. Spread scant 1/2 teaspoon filling between 2 cooled cookies.

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