Lemon Sandwich Cookies

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This Lemon Sandwich Cookies recipe is a sure shot roadway to lemon heaven. These cookies are light as feather and melt in your mouth like lemon dew drops. The hint of tangy lemon flavor is pleasantly distinct in these cookies without being overdone. Each cookie is sandwiched together with a delicious cake batter frosting in the middle. These cookies make a perfect snack for both kids and adults. You can serve these bite-sized beauties during tea time or for brunch, picnics, potluck, etc. The original recipe for these cookies is meant for making cupcakes, but the author of this recipe turned the idea around to make them into delicious cookies instead. The result is outrageously decadent cookies that are rather puffy like that of a cupcake than a cookie, and it's the texture that makes these cookies so interestingly yummy. This recipe is one of the easy lemon dessert recipes that uses simple ingredients you can't go wrong while making them. Desserts made with lemon flavor are so refreshing when compared to the regular chocolate desserts.

Lemon is such a versatile fruit to incorporate into dessert or savory recipes with a significant amount of lemon nutrition in them. Lemon health benefits come from its antibacterial properties and contain essential nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C and fiber. One of the healthy practices is to drink warm lemon water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Doing this will aid a healthy digestive system by flushing toxins from our system. With all the above health benefits through lemon nutrition, it is tough not to bake with them.

For best results, remember to use a zester to help get a finely textured lemon zest. You can also use lemon juice to achieve an authentic flavor in these cookies. Using the real lemon juice instead of lemon extract in lemon desserts recipes impacts the flavor in a big way and yields optimum results in lemon desserts without wasting your efforts. Alternately, to change up and add new flavors in these cookies, in the place of cake frosting, you can mix a melted white chocolate with cream cheese and add coconut flakes to this. Cream cheese goes well with lemon flavor and gives these cookies a cheesecake twist. In the place of all-purpose flour, you can also blend oat flour and unbleached all-purpose flour and use that to bake healthier cookies. You can also decrease the amount of refined sugar by combining raw demerara sugar with white sugar.

Nutrition Facts for: Lemon Sandwich Cookies from Cookie Named Desire

Ingredients: All purpose four, baking soda, salt, cornstarch, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla bean paste, lemon zest, funfetti dry cake mix, powdered sugar, salt, heavy cream.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 sandwich cookies with frosting servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 483, Calories from Fat 163, Total Fat 18.1g 28%, Saturated Fat 10.8g 54%, Cholesterol 75mg 25%, Sodium 286mg 12%, Potassium 64mg 2%, Carbohydrates 77.2g 26%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 49.7g, Protein 4.9g, Vitamin A 11%, Vitamin C 8%, Calcium 2%, Iron 10%

Thank you to Amanda at the ‘Cookie Named Desire' food blog for sharing this heavenly Lemon Cookies recipe with us. Do check out Amanda's blog for more easy lemon dessert recipes. If you are a lover of fresh lemon flavor, then this recipe for easy lemon cookies will be the perfect little treat for you. We promise you'll relish every mouthful bite of this tangy treat as soon as it hits your palate leaving a pleasant aftertaste. Make this oh-so-lemony goodness today!

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