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Lemon filling for ginger sandwich cookies

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bite bite May 8, 2009 06:27 PM

Want to make a home-made lemon filling for some storebought ginger thins I have at home. Thinking of the middle of an Oreo but lemon flavored. (Recall a store-bought version of this that was pretty tasty). Ideally the filling won't make the cookies soggy. Anyone have a recipe or ideas to share?

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    Erika L May 8, 2009 09:45 PM

    I make lemon-filled ginger cookies all the time. My filling recipe is very lemony:

    3 Tbsp butter
    1 1/2 c powdered sugar
    enough lemon juice to make a fairly thick frosting
    grated zest of one lemon (I use a microplane)

    This makes something that's WAY zingier than you'd use on, say, a cake. But the ginger and other spices stand up to it (in fact, I use more spices if the cookies are going to be sandwiched). I use a small dab because I'm after the lemon flavor, not the sweetness.

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      bite bite May 8, 2009 09:09 PM

      Cool. Thanks. Seeing as it's not going to sit around that long -- bet I could get away with chopping a bit of mint in to liven it up a bit too...

      1. todao May 8, 2009 07:34 PM

        The filling portion of this recipe looks good to me.

        http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs...

        1. goodhealthgourmet May 8, 2009 07:26 PM

          plenty of recipes on the web, including a good one from Nick Malgieri for Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Cream Filling- it's on the F&W site...

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

          standard recipes pretty much all call for the same ingredients - cream cheese or butter; lemon juice, zest or a combination of the two; and confectioner's sugar.

          just Google something like "sandwich cookies lemon filling" - you'll get many hits.

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