Friday, April 24, 2009

Raspberry Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Cream



Crazy things like this happen when I get a hold of prepared sugar cookie dough.

Cookie Ingredients
2 (16.5 ounce) tubes refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 (3 ounce) package Raspberry Jell-O

Lemon Cream Filling Ingredients
1 (2 pound) bag powdered sugar, reserve 1 cup in a separate bowl
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, well softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 small to medium lemon
Juice of 1 small to medium lemon
2 Tablespoons milk, plus more if needed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a mixer combine sugar cookie dough and the package of Jell-O. With a size 60 cookie scoop (small 2 teaspoon size), scoop the dough onto the parchment 2 inches apart. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes until lightly brown around the edges. Let sit on the cookie sheets for 4 minutes and move to a cooling rack and cool completely.

3. Mix all of the Lemon Cream Filling ingredients together with a mixer and beat slowly at first, then on medium high until fluffy. About 3 or 4 minutes. Add more milk if needed.

4. Pipe or spread the frosting mixture onto the underside of a cookie. Top with another cookie and repeat with the rest of the batch. Next, with a fine mesh strainer, sprinkle some of the reserved powdered sugar over the top of the cookies. Store in a covered container.

Makes about 32 sandwich cookies.

Notes: These cookies are even better after they set up overnight.

Recipe by Laura Flowers.



18 comments:

Ginger said...

Laura I really like the flavor of these cookies. I also like starting with tubes refrigerated sugar cookie dough. It is something that I always have on hand! Of course your photo is off the chart gorgeous!!

Pink Little Cake said...

Yummy!!!

Mary said...

Laura, what a great idea. I've never used the refrigerated sugar cookies - I'm not as creative as you, but thanks to your recipe I just had a thunderbolt of an idea. Many, many thanks.

The Cooking Photographer said...

I can't wait to see your idea Mary!

Michelle said...

Yummmm these look delicious!!! Does the jello give it an artificial flavor at all?

The Cooking Photographer said...

Not at all Michelle. It was a really nice flavor.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Nice photo!!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

These sound great!I'd use homemade cookie dough though, and the jello flavors could be endless for these. How fun!

Coco Bean said...

wow really! Why have I never heard about adding jello powder to cookie dough... that's brilliant!
Beautiful blog by the way!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Homemade would be great Rachelle! I just recently started playing with Jell-O in cookies and it's worked well.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thanks Coco Bean!

Esi said...

This is a gorgeous photo and the cookie sounds sooo yummy.

chocolatecup said...

looksgoodlooksgood:)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Thank-you.

Laura said...

Yummy and simple. Of course love the picture and am excited to have the picture next to the one of my cream puff.

Emily Ann said...

Does the recipe make 32 cookies total or 32 sandwich cookies? Am thinking of splitting it and am wondering! Thnx :)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Hi Emily Ann,

It makes 32 sandwiches. I should have written that in. You can cut the recipe in half if you want fewer sandwiches.

Laura

Emily Ann said...

Thank you so much for letting me know! Am making them for a cookout this weekend :D

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