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Lemon-Filled Cookies

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I ordered these little molds from King Arthur Flour in December, after browsing through their recipes online. I thought they looked pretty and might be fun to make for some occasion. Slow Bowl seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Cookies
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon lemon powder (from King Arthur)
1/8 teaspoon lemon oil (from King Arthur)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Hi-maize® Natural Fiber, or 1/2 cup cornstarch

Beat the butter, sugar, lemon powder, lemon oil, salt, and vanilla until blended. Mix in the egg yolk, flour, and Hi-maize or cornstarch until well blended. Press 1/2 teaspoonful of dough into each lightly greased mold.

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Place molds on a baking sheet, and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Cool and remove cookies from molds. Just let them cool for about 10 minutes. the molds have a built-in "handle". Just grab it and lightly bang the edge of mold against your counter. The cookies will pop right out.

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They can cool completely on drying racks while you bake the next batch!

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Now make the filling/glaze:


1/4 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon lemon powder
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
yellow food coloring (optional)

Beat together, and spread a little filling on the flat side of each cookie. Work quickly, as the icing thickens quickly. If this happens, just add a small splash of milk, and stir.
Press two cookies together to make a "sandwich".

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Let set completely before dipping each "lemon" into the remaining glaze to coat it completely. (I had to make a whole second batch of glaze, and thin it even more to "dip" the cookies.) Place on parchment paper to allow glaze to set.

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Arrange on a plate or in a basket with fresh lemon leaves for garnish.

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King Arthur also has a nutty cookie recipe for these molds with a chocolate filling. Then they look like little walnuts.

Comments (15)

nancyhol:

Oh, I am so glad you posted this recipe. I LOVED the lemon cookies!

Thanks, Palma!

Palma-Those cookies are adorable. They look like so much work-you must have a lot more patience than I do!

Barb Cabot:

Lovely works of art and they taste divine!

sandrac:

Oh, those look so pretty and delicious! A lemon-lover's dream come true!

I love the idea of lemon powder, even though I have no idea what it might contain (dried lemon? flour? cornstarch?)

Palma:

Sandra,

The lemon powder contains "corn syrup solids", lemon juice and lemon oil.

Cool molds. I love how you stick them together with the filling and then cover them in the glaze/filling. Much too complicated for me to make though. They sure do look delicious!

jgk:

cute! Interesting that we both posted cookie recipes today.

Kim:

Do you know we visited King Arthur when we were in Vermont last summer. It's not as big as I thought it would be but this reminds me, I want to go order some stuff.

Terry (teaberry):

Wow, they're perfetto!

Wait, wait!
Palma, that's unfair. Lemon is one of my all-time favorite flavors...this is just too much like torture!!!
They look amazing...ok, now I have to get off the sofa and get baking.

Too adorable! Lots of work, though, you must be a patient cook!

Marcia:

Lucky me, I managed to take the last 4 home with me on Monday morning - they were beyond delicious. And I do have a really nice picture of you and the lemon cookie plate, when I can get some time to play with the pics, I will post it.

Eden:

This looks wonderful and I am sure tasted fantastic too. I went to King Arthur On line Catalog and found no molds for sale. I called them and I was told they no longer carry the molds because the price went up three-fold.

Any ideas where I can purchase some? Will the Walnut Cookie Mold work? I googled Lemon Cookie Mold, but no success anywhere.

Palma:

Eden, those ARE the walnut cookie molds!
They have three different recipes to use with them: the walnut/chocolate, the lemon ones I made, and a strawberry version that you can dip in chocolate to look like a chocolate dipped strawberry.

Hi, I want to know how i can to find this mold in internet to by. How is it name? Thanks.

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