Monday, August 5, 2013

We All Need Something Sweet .... Lemon Melting Moments

Onto our second sweet treat made for the staff and volunteers at The Boys & Girls Club.  I must say I've been so blessed that they let the boys into their summer program at a price I could afford weekly for both boys.  They really blessed me more then words could ever say.  Since I don't have the extra money, I do have the ability to bake and make treats, so I can bless them with treats to fill their bellies.  

I saw these really pretty Lemon Melting Moments on Itty Bitty Kitchen.  These cookies were so simple to make and did they make a wow moment for the girls at the front desk when I walked into the club.  They told me they didn't even want to bite into them at first they just picked them up to stare at them and how pretty they looked.  Very simple and oh so pretty!



Lemon Melting Moments:
  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one lemon
Preheat oven to 300 F.
In a large bowl cream the butter, salt and sugar until light and fluffy on a medium setting, roughly 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and  incorporate the vanilla and lemon zest, scraping down the sides as you go. Sift the flower and cornstarch into the mixture and beat on a low setting until just combined.
Take small portions of the mixture and roll into balls, continue until you have 25-30. If you want them to be as even as possible, roll out the mixture until it forms a log then use a clean knife to section into 30 pieces.
Place them on a baking tray lined with wax paper, gently press on each piece with a fork until it has left an imprint. You can also press on them gently with your fingers, if you do not wish to leave an imprint.  They don't expand so you can keep them closer together on pan.
Bake for 20 minutes. let them cool completely.
Filling:
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • juice of one lemon
For the filling beat the sugar, butter and lemon juice on a medium setting until incorporated. Use the back of a spoon, or a knife to ice one side of the cookie then sandwich them together (I used a pipping bag so much easier, plus it was prettier). Try to find two which are similar sizes.
Can be kept for up to 5 days in an air tight container, that is if they last even the day.


I played around with the recipe a little bit to make it work, I had to add a bit more so what amounts you see above are what I found worked.  You may have to add or take away some butter and/or the powder sugar but this is what worked for mine.  
I hope you give them a try they were so pretty and smelled great.  I didn't taste any but the ladies at the front desk of the Boys and Girls Club said they really did melt in your mouth and were super yummy!!
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9 comments:

  1. I'm dying over here. I want some of these so bad right now.

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  2. They are very pretty and they definitely sound simple! Gotta love sweets that melt in your mouth too! Yum! :-)

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  3. I have been craving a good lemony sandwich cookie. I will be baking these very soon! 🍪+🍋= yum! I cannot wait!

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  4. I want some now....I love lemon anything! Those really sound delicious.

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  5. Oh maaaaan...those look like they should be pinned. :)

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  6. Loooooks Delish!! Pinned for ya!!! :) www.confessionsofaserialnapper.blogspot.com

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