Lemon Dreams

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.

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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.

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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!!

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Just the right amount!

After filling and sandwiching all the cookies together dust the top of them with some powdered sugar.

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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!

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Lemon Dreams
 
Ingredients
  • 1 C butter (softened)
  • ⅓ C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1⅔ C flour
Filling:
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Cream butter, powdered sugar, & vanilla.
  2. Add flour & mix till smooth.
  3. Roll out with powdered sugar about ¼” thick.
  4. Cut out with 1 ½” cookie cutter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Cool. (Because I rolled mine out a bit thinner I only baked them for 10 minutes)
For filling:
  1. Combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, & salt. Stir in water, egg, lemon juice, and butter.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Cool.
  4. Add powdered sugar.
  5. Put a spoonful of filling on one cookie and top with another cookie.
  6. Dust with powdered sugar.
  7. Makes approx. 1 ½ dozen.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Tracy says

    Oh those look wonderful! I wonder if I can make the curd “egg-free”. I just might have to give it a try. Loving your Lemon Heaven and so excited that you will be sharing a free lemon recipe download with us all!

  2. says

    Yes! Oh my gosh. YES! Oh my gosh. YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!

    Can I say that I love you? I will be making these at my next opportunity, but first I have to make your lemon cheesecake bars. Thank you for a beautiful and excellent blog!

  3. Mindy says

    Made these last night and doubled the recipe. Soooo good. They are like a really good lemon bar in cookie form. I would recommend you chilling the dough for about an hour before rolling it out. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Anna Boyd says

    I’m glad you liked these special cookies. My quest for finding this recipe started when I bought a cookie similar to this at a farmers market a few years ago in Indianapolis. It was the best cookie I had ever had,(and I’ve had a lot of cookies). So, I was on the lookout for a recipe, then I could make them myself, BAD IDEA!!! I found this recipe and it is similar but I can’t get it perfect :(

    Whimsical Whisk is the name of the small individually owned bakery where I bought my “heavenly” cookie, (its called an Island Wafer Cream). She does have a website AND she ships orders all over the U.S. Even if you don’t place an order, drop by her website and just look at the pictures of the cookies and cakes she makes. I know Claire (the owner) and parents and they are wonderful poeople. http://www.whimsicalwhisk.com

    Thank you for choosing my recipe to “feature”
    I knew I had taken a picture of these lemon dreams and that it was on my computer somewhere, but when I emailed you the recipe I couldn’t find it. Well, guess what? I found it AFTER I sent you the recipe. So, I will email it now.

    Anna Boyd

  5. says

    Mmmmmmm. I made these for a party Friday and they were a hit! With the leftover filling I made sandwhich cookies out of mini nilla waffers, kids loved em!

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