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 dozen cookies
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
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
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
filling on bottom of each cookie without sugar. Cover with sugar-topped cookie.
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.