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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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  1. 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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    1. re: oakjoan

      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...

      1. re: oakjoan

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

      2. 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/sa...

        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. 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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          1. re: al b. darned

            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. 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. 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/...

              1. 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/