Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mango-Lime Sandwich Cookies

I thought I discovered my favorite sugar cookie dough a few years ago, but my thoughts have changed.

Have you ever seen the decorated sugar cookies that Bridget does? I should have assumed that the recipe for the actual cookie would be just as good as the decorations she adorns them with.

Seriously, her cookies are a work of art.. I would have to start practicing now to be as good as she is in about 20 least.

And her sugar cookie recipe is to. die. for. 

They're the perfect consistency and perfect for cut outs.

Definitely my new go-to sugar cookie recipe; they're even good when you jazz them up a bit...

Lime Sugar Cookies with Mango Curd
recipe adapted from Bridget @Bake at 350
Oven: 350 Bake time: 10-12 minutes

3 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 sticks butter
1 egg
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lime juice
zest of one lime

Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Lightly whisk flour and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl cream sugar and butter. 
Add egg and extracts and mix until combined.
Gradually add flour mixture and mix until blended- dough will be slightly crumbly.
Before rolling out, knead with with hands until dough forms a solid ball.
Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
Place on prepared baking sheets and transfer to freezer for about 5 minutes or fridge for about 10-15.
Immediately place cold cookies into oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool completely before icing or filling.

Once cookies are cooled its time to make the summery little sandwiches.
I used my Fresh Mango Curd, but you could use any jam or jelly.
Flip cookie over and fill with tablespoon of filling.

Place second cookie on top and push down lightly. Repeat with remaining cookies.

What kind of filling would you put in these zesty little cookies??

Happy Baking!