Lemon Sandwich Baubles

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 2/3 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup coarse sugar
  • yellow food colouring
Filling:
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • yellow food colouring

Method

In large bowl, rub granulated sugar with lemon rind; beat in butter until light and fluffy. Beat in cornstarch and salt. Stir in flour to make dough.

In small bowl, tint coarse sugar with food colouring to desired yellow. Scoop dough by 1 tsp (5 mL) and roll into balls. Coat in coloured sugar.

Bake, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets in 325°F (160°C) oven until firm and golden on bottoms, about 12 minutes. Let cool on pans for 5 minutes; transfer to racks and let cool completely.

Filling: In bowl, beat together icing sugar, butter, lemon juice and lemon rind. Tint to desired yellow. Pipe about 1/2 tsp (2 mL) on bottom of half of the cookies; sandwich with remaining cookies.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 17 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 91.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 7 mg
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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