• 5 Ratings

Create these delicious, homemade cookie sandwiches by combining the flavors from fresh, finely shredded lemon peel, vanilla, sugar and lemon drop candies and top it all off with our favorite Lemon Cream Frosting recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
chill:
1 hr
bake:
8 mins at 375° per batch
cool:
1 min per batch
Yield:
about 36 sandwich cookies
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Lemon-Cream Icebox Cookie Sandwiches

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour and the lemon peel.

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  • Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 10-inch roll. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill for 1 to 3 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool.

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  • Spread Lemon Cream Frosting or lemon curd on the bottom sides of half of the cookies, using about 1 tablespoon Lemon Cream Frosting or 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon curd per cookie. Top with remaining cookies, bottom sides down, to make sandwiches.

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  • If desired, roll edges of sandwich cookies in crushed candy.

To Store:

Place sandwich cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (Lemon-Cream Icebox Cookie Sandwiches)

196 calories; total fat 11g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 3g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 21mg; sodium 82mg; potassium 21mg; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 0g; sugar 17g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 20mg; iron 0mg.

Lemon Cream Frosting

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until combined. Stir in lemon peel.

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5 Ratings
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