I am in lemon heaven!
Thanks to all of you who have sent lemon recipes so far. If you haven’t – you still have a little bit of time left – until midnight tonight! Just be sure and go back to the original Lovely Lemon Giveaway post to leave me a comment that you are sending me a lemon recipe through my contact button above.
Initially I thought I would be able to try all the recipes but have realized that it is going to take me some time to get through them all. I have decided to put all the recipes together into a little Lovely Lemon cookbook for you and it will be available for you to download here for FREE! Just give me a little time to get them together.
Today’s Lovely Lemon recipe is for Lemon Dreams.
Lemon Dreams are a cute and yummy little sandwich cookie. This recipe was shared by Anna Boyd.
The cookie is a made up of two very light, small sugar cookies with a yummy lemon curd mixture sandwiched in between.
The recipe calls for a 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter which I didn’t have so I used my doughnut cutter. The inside circle was the right size. It made it a pain to cut out because it also cut out the doughnut circle which I didn’t need.
As you can see I’m not the best cookie dough roller outer! I didn’t get it too even or smooth. The recipe said to roll them 1/4″ thick but mine were a bit thinner than that but it just made for a crisper, lighter cookie which I liked.
The recipe says it makes 18 sandwich cookies but I found it made more like 24.
After making your cookies you fill them with a small spoonful of lemon curd (recipe included).
You want to be careful not to put too much curd in between or your top cookie will slide off. I was a little stingy at first with my curd but that just meant that I had some left over which I could eat all by itself – yum!!
Just the right amount!
After filling and sandwiching all the cookies together dust the top of them with some powdered sugar.
They are a perfect bite size Lovely Lemon cookie – a Lemon Dream!
Just the right size for popping into your mouth – be careful not to pop too many! You’ll be tempted!
- 1 C butter (softened)
- ⅓ C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1⅔ C flour
- ⅔ C sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1 Tbsp.lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. margarine
- 1 ½ - 2 C powdered sugar
- Cream butter, powdered sugar, & vanilla.
- Add flour & mix till smooth.
- Roll out with powdered sugar about ¼” thick.
- Cut out with 1 ½” cookie cutter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool. (Because I rolled mine out a bit thinner I only baked them for 10 minutes)
- Combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, & salt. Stir in water, egg, lemon juice, and butter.
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Add powdered sugar.
- Put a spoonful of filling on one cookie and top with another cookie.
- Dust with powdered sugar.
- Makes approx. 1 ½ dozen.