Tea-Time Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Enjoy these lemon flavored sandwich cookies – a perfect tea-time dessert.

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

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
  • 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 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 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 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    45),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    7g
    7%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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