December 3, 2012

glitter cookies

I came across this wonderful recipe for glitter sandwich cookies that was just too precious not to share!This recipe came from The Gourmet Cookie Book.

recipe for glittering cookie sandwiches
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for the cookies: 
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
White or colored sanding sugars

for the  filling: 
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

 
to bake the cookies:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and salt.
3. Beat together butter and confectioners sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, then beat in zest and vanilla. At low speed, mix in flour mixture just until a soft dough forms.
4. Put sanding sugars in different bowls. Roll a scant teaspoon of dough into a ball and drop into sugar, turning to coat. Reshape if necessary and transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat, spacing balls 3/4 inch apart, until baking sheet is filled.
5. Bake until tops are slightly cracked but still pale (bottoms will be pale golden), 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer cookies on parchment to a rack to cool completely.
6. Form and bake more cookies on the second baking sheet.
 to make the filling:
1. Beat together all filling ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until combined well. Transfer to Zip-Lock bag and snip off a corner.
2, Turn over half of cookies and pipe about 1/2 teaspoon filling on flat side of each. Sandwich with remaining cookies, pressing gently.


glittering cookie sandwich recipe
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These tiny treats would make perfect gifts! All you need is a clear plastic boxes and some sparkle ribbon & you're all set!

Happy glittering Sweet Peachers!



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4 comments:

  1. These are defiantly the cutest cookies ever! Thanks for the post!

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  2. oh my goodness, totally obsessed. Adore this post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

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    1. Aren't they gorge!? Almost too pretty to eat.....almost :) Of course! I am your #1 fan!

      xoxo chelsea

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