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Mimi Sep 11, 2006 03:38 PM

I've gotten quite hooked on Carr's Ginger Lemon Creme cookies --- lemon creme filling sandwiched between 2 crisp gingerry/spicy wafers. Any recipes out there for a crisp gingersnap that I might be able to use? How about for the lemon creme? It's about the consistency of Oreo filling so I don't want to just used frosting. Thanks!

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    vstock Aug 5, 2012 08:39 AM

    You might try and adapt an actual Oreo cooking filling. I haven't tried this specific recipe but others by smitten kitchen have been great. You could add a bit of ginger and lemon zest to the shortening or a bit of lemon flavoring to your taste.
    http://smitten kitchen.com/2007/05/18/my-kingdom-for-a-glass-of-milk/

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      magiesmom Aug 5, 2012 07:23 AM

      These are really good, especially with the optional candied ginger. You could use a lemony version of the homemade oreo stuffing on the same site as it has the right consistency .
      http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/11/18/...

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        alexandrajoon Aug 5, 2012 03:09 AM

        You could always purchase some gingersnaps and make a nice Lemon Cream icing, or some Lemon Curd to go on them. Lime is also lovely with ginger.
        In the Northern Hemisphere, citrus fruit is in season from approximately December to early summer, if you are using the zest and don't want waxed fruit this is good to keep in mind.

        1. al b. darned Oct 25, 2010 10:29 AM

          Just like almost anything else on the planet, you can find them at Amazon:

          http://www.amazon.com/Carrs-Cookies-G...

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            ffranny Nov 5, 2010 06:16 AM

            They also seem to be on sale right now at CVS.com -- $2.50/box, which is a really good price. And if you spend $49 or more, shipping is free! Sadly, they don't have an open-code freshness date, so I can't figure out if I would use 20 boxes before they go bad. Anyone in the Chicago north shore suburbs want to share?

          2. travelames Oct 25, 2010 09:35 AM

            I was just search for a recipe and found this post... I haven't tried either of these, but thought I would share.

            http://sassandveracity.typepad.com/sass_veracity/2009/02/ginger-sandwich-cookies-with-lemon-cream-filling.html

            http://dreamaboutfood.blogspot.com/20...

            I want so badly to buy the Carr's ones, but I read the ingredients... partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils

            1. oakjoan Sep 11, 2006 07:22 PM

              I used to love those! Then I saw the trans fat content on the box and stopped buying them.

              Recipe for them would be FANTASTIC!!

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                clamscasino Aug 5, 2012 06:59 AM

                Here's one I made last Christmas, by former Chez Panisse chef Tasha DeSerio. It was suggested that the cardamom could be substituted with equal parts of cinnamon and nutmeg, or cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. IMHO they do meet the criteria for FANTASTIC.

                http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/gi...

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                  Samie13 Nov 23, 2012 03:21 PM

                  Me too! If if weren't for the transfats, I'd buy them regularly.

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