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Citrus Star Sandwich Cookies

Citrus Star Sandwich Cookies

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

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45 min
Prep Time
2 hrs
Total Time
24 sandwich



1 1/4 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

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


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 1 1/4 cups butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, 2 teaspoons orange zest, lemon zest 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.

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 375°F

  3. STEP 3

    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 5-6 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all filling ingredients in 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.

Tip #1

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 (1 sandwich cookie)

230 Calories
12 Fat (g)
40 Cholesterol (mg)
150 Sodium (mg)
29 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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