Monday, December 19, 2011
Gingerbread and Lemon Sandwich Cookies
I am either brave or crazy. I'd prefer to think brave. Today, I have 11 kids coming to decorate Christmas cookies in my kitchen. 11 kids six and under I should mention. These kids are some of the Tiny Teen's closest friends, and their siblings, since she was 2. It helps too that their moms' are among my closest friends. Add to the cookie mess, I mean fun, some pizza, a craft, and the Polar Express, and we have a full on Christmas celebration! See, I'm not so crazy, right?
I have over 7 dozen sugar cookies ready for these sweet children. Cookies are kind of all I can think about lately. Last weekend, I went to a cookie exchange, and now the decorating party. Cookies, cookies, cookies!! With that in mind, I still have to bake the majority of my Christmas cookies still this week. I file that under "fun" chores, as opposed to "not fun" chores, such as cleaning my house after today's cookie party.
Today's recipe was a trial cookie for last weekend's cookie exchange. It didn't make the cut. While it is delicious, it requires more work than I was willing to commit for a large scale cookie production such as a cookie exchange. As you recall, I chose the easy and tasty Saltine Toffee. With that being said, I'm still sharing this recipe with you. It comes from my trusty pal Oprah, and it is called Gingerbread and Lemon Sandwich Cookies.
After making the dough and chilling it for 2 hours, you then bake the cookies, and let them cool. While they are cooling, you prepare your lemon buttercream frosting. The cookies alone aren't very sweet, but when paired with the subtle lemony frosting they are perfect.
If gingerbread is your thing, and lemon frosting paired with it sounds appealing, then this is the cookie for you! I hope you enjoy it friends!
Link to Gingerbread and Lemon Sandwich Cookie Recipe