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May 8, 2009 06:27 PM

Lemon filling for ginger sandwich cookies

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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  1. 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...

    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.

    1. The filling portion of this recipe looks good to me.

      1. 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. 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.