Citrus Sandwich Cookie Recipe

Citrus Star Sandwich Cookies

Any 2 1/2-inch holiday cookie cutter can be used to make these luscious citrus-flavored sandwich cookies.

45 min.prep time 2:00total time
2 dozen cookies
252 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 1/4 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
Decorator sugar

Filling

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

Combine 1 1/4 cups butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, 2 teaspoons orange peel, lemon peel and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch star cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle half of cookies with decorator sugar. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Spread heaping teaspoonful filling on bottom of each cookie without sugar. Cover with sugar-topped cookie.

Recipe Tip

For a gift-giving idea, punch holes in the rim of a decorative paper plate about 1/2 inch from the edge. Weave a soft ribbon through the holes, leaving ends of the ribbon long enough to tie a bow.

Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich cookie)

Calories: 230

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 150mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #12715©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I found this recipe this past Christmas in an old booklet that I've had for years. I'm not a fan of citrus desserts but my husband picked it as the cookie he wanted me to make for him to take to work and share. These cookies have gotten the most positive feedback of any cookies I've ever made. They were gone in one day and I ended up making more later in the season. One of his co-workers said he couldn't wait until next Christmas so he could have these cookies again. They soften up overnight after being filled so be sure to make them a day ahead; otherwise, they are too crunchy. I adjusted a bit and put orange zest in the filling as well by cutting down on the lemon to accommodate.
I detest cut-out cookies, they usually are not worth the trouble! But these cookies are worth the time and effort! So refreshing and yummy!

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