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.
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.
Place molds on a baking sheet, and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
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.
They can cool completely on drying racks while you bake the next batch!
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".
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.
Arrange on a plate or in a basket with fresh lemon leaves for garnish.
King Arthur also has a nutty cookie recipe for these molds with a chocolate filling. Then they look like little walnuts.