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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lemon Berrycream Cookies

Lemon Berrycream Cookies
These are lightly sweet, buttery lemon cookies filled with a beautiful and rich butter cream, which is bursting with the tart and tangy flavours of raspberries and blackberries. These cookies look so pretty and feminine.  They would be the perfect cookie for a baby shower, or a little princess tea party!

Lovely Lemony Cookie

1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp light cream
1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of salt

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add egg and mix well.  Add cream and mix well. Add lemon juice and mix well.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, lemon zest and salt. Mix well.
Slowly add to creamed butter mixture. Mixing well.  Dough is mixed enough when it comes together and forms a ball.
Remove cookie dough from mixer.  No need to flour the surface as the dough is the texture of a play dough and should not stick.

Divide into 4 equal pieces and roll each piece into a log approx 3cm in diameter.  Wrap each log tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. 

Remove one log of dough from the refrigerator and use a sharp knife to slice into 24, 1 cm thick cookies.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Leaving a little space between each cookie (they don't spread much).

Bake @ 375° for approx 8 min, or until the bottom edge is just starting to turn a pale golden colour. Remove from oven cool for 1 min, then move cookies to a cooling rack. 
Repeat with each log of dough until all cookies are baked. Makes 8 dozen (96) cookies.  Allow cookies to cool completely.

Berrylicious Buttercream

1/3 cup butter, unsalted, softened
1 1/3 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp Raspberry Blackberry Coulis

Cream butter and icing sugar. Add coulis. Beat until light and fluffy.

Pipe Berrylicious Buttercream on 1/2 (48) of the cookies, top with remaining cookies.  Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow butter cream to set.  Store cookies in refrigerator. Makes 48 sandwich cookies.

These cookies would be heavenly with a scoop of Lemonberry Gelato and a few fresh berries.

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