Tuesday, November 30, 2010

♥ Tea on Tuesday: Cranberry Lemon Sandwiches ♥

* 1 cup butter
* 1 cup shortening
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup confectioners' sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3/4 cup dried cranberries

* 2/3 cup butter, softened
* 2-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1-1/4 teaspoons grated lemon peel

* In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, lemon peel and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
* Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
* In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.

Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

~~yummy recipe and photo from: Cranberry Lemon Sandwiches published in Best of Country Cookies~~

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Your cookies look yummy and cute! I'll have to try your recipe.