Meyer Lemon Yoda Sandwich Cookies
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • zest of 4 Meyer lemons
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature and cubed
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8-10 drops green food coloring (for the Yoda cookies - optional)
  • ⅓ cup Meyer Lemon Curd
Instructions
  1. Whisk together your flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside. Place your sugar in the bowl of your mixer and add your lemon zest. Rub the sugar and zest together with your fingers until the sugar turns a pale yellow color. Add in the cubed butter and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, then beat in the egg and vanilla. Add in your food coloring (if you are using it), beat to combine, then gradually add in the flour until the dough is just moistened. Make sure that your dough is a deep green, as the color will fade a bit during baking. Separate the dough into two balls, wrap each one in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 3 hours.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly flour your work surface. Roll out one ball of dough at a time to about ½-inch thick. If you are using the Star Wars cookie cutters, I found that it was best to dip them in a bit of flour before cutting so that they don't stick to the dough (but don't use too much flour or it will sink into the designs in the cut-outs and the face won't be as prominent). Cut out your cookies, place them on a baking tray, and bake for 10 minutes or so, until set (obviously, it is a bit difficult to tell when they are set if you have colored your cookies dark green, like I did, but just touch them with your finger and they should feel slightly soft but not jiggly). Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheets before moving to another surface to finish cooling.
  3. When the cookies have cooled completely, flip half of them over and spread 2-3 teaspoons of Meyer Lemon Curd on one side, then sandwich with another cookie. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2012/02/09/meyer-lemon-yoda-sandwich-cookies/