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?
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.
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.