Food

Gingerbread Lemon Sandwich Cookies

An easy lemon buttercream filling turns a batch of gingerbread cookies into elegant gingerbread lemon sandwich cookies.

By Yankee Magazine

Oct 03 2017

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Gingerbread Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Photo Credit : Heath Robbins

An easy lemon buttercream filling turns a batch of gingerbread cookies into elegant gingerbread lemon sandwich cookies.

Yield:

about 2 dozen 2-inch sandwich cookies

Ingredients

1/2 Gingerbread Cookies recipe
2-2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
Zest from 1 lemon
1-1/2-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Instructions

Prepare the cookie dough according to the instructions, using a 2-inch round biscuit cutter or cookie cutter to make uniform circles. Once cooled, prepare the icing.

In the bowl of a handheld or standing mixer, blend the sugar, butter, and zest. Add the lemon juice a little at a time, blending as you go; add only as much as you need to get the desired texture. Use a spoon or a piping bag to drop a walnut-size amount of icing onto the flat side of one cookie; then press another cookie on top to seal. Repeat with the remaining cookies.