Thursday, March 7, 2013

What I Love: Lemon Cream Sandwich Shortbread Cookies

Hey Everyone!
To Celebrate Easter..
All this month of March will feature lovely and sweet Easter Recipes!
So hope you all enjoy them. :)
Today's is "Lemon Cream Sandwich Shortbread Cookies", so divine, check it out below.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 1:00 Hr: Mins
Makes: 25 sandwich

1 pouch Betty Crocker® shortbread cookie mix
1 cup butter, softened (not melted)
Granulated sugar, colored sugar or decors, if desired

Lemon Buttercream Filling:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice
3 to 4 teaspoons whipping cream or half-and-half

Heat oven to 400°F (or 375°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheet). Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix and 1 cup butter until soft dough forms.
On lightly floured surface, roll dough about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, about 2x2 inches. Place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat Lemon Buttercream Filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Spread about 1 heaping measuring teaspoonful filling on bottom of 1 cooled cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press cookies together. Store cookies in airtight container.
Makes 25 sandwich cookies
Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Cookie)Calories 230(Calories from Fat 110),Total Fat 12g(Saturated Fat 7g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 30mg;Sodium 160mg;Total Carbohydrate 27g(Dietary Fiber 0g,Sugars 14g),Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:Exchanges:1/2 Starch;0 Fruit;1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;2 1/2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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