Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

from taste of home, these lovely cookies are rich and buttery and have a lovely lemon filling

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add flour.
  4. Shape into two 14 inch rolls; reshape each roll into a 14 inch x 1 1/8 inch x 1 1/8 inch block.
  5. Wrap each in plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  8. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Sprinkle half of the cookies with nuts, gently pressing into dough.
  10. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  11. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  12. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter, lemon juice and orange peel.
  13. Gradually add confectioners' sugar.
  14. Tint yellow if desired.
  15. Spread about 1 t.
  16. on bottom of the plain cookies; place nut topped cookies over filling.


Most Helpful

I did a few things different, but not enough to change my rating of wonderful. I used some flavored frosting I had on hand. The dough mixed up nicely and was very easy to work with. I only put the dough in the fridge for a few hours. One roll I squared off per directions and used raspberry frosting, the other I left round and used orange frosting. They were delightful little sandwich cookies to serve at my tea! (I didn't use any nuts)

eBeth June 27, 2008

These are adorable and tasty too! I actually went to post the recipe and found it here. Great little cookies! :) Thanks!

Munchkin Mama November 26, 2007

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