No-Bake Lemon Dreams


With a little ingenuity, three ready-to-go ingredients - packaged cookies, jarred lemon curd, and canned frosting - become picture-perfect little sweets. If you like, substitute reduced-fat vanilla frosting for the full-fat version.

cookies with lemon curd and frosting
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Total Time:
25 mins
24 cookies


  • 1 10 ounce jar lemon curd, stirred to loosen

  • 2 8.25 ounce package soft sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies (24 cookies)

  • 1 15 ounce can vanilla frosting


  1. Spoon about 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon curd in the center top of each cookie. Spread lemon curd almost to the edge of each cookie.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the frosting and the remaining lemon curd. Spoon frosting mixture into a decorating bag fitted with a medium star tip. Pipe stars or rosettes around edge of each cookie.


Place decorated cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

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