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REC: Lemon Stars
Joined: Feb 12, 2006
Posted to Thread #4733 at 2:43 am on Dec 2, 2006
Yields approximately 6 dozen single-layer cookies or 3 dozen sandwich cookies
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
Tiny pinch salt
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons light cream
¾ teaspoon lemon oil
1 cup white sugar
3 Tablespoons grated lemon rind
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silicone paper.
2. Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Mix yolks, cream, and lemon oil together in a measuring cup.
3. Cream sugar with butter, lemon rind and shortening until lightened and pasty. Beat yolk mixture into creamed butter until just combined.
4. Add dry ingredients and beat until mixture begins to clump together (about 18 or 20 seconds on lowest speed of electric mixer).
5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently to shape into a soft dough. (Can be wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen up to 6 months).
6. Working with 1/4 of the dough at a time, roll to about 1/8-inch thick on a well-floured work surface. Use cookie cuter of your choice to cut
out shapes. Using a spatula, transfer cut-outs to prepared baking sheet, placing them about 1 inch apart.
7. Bake at 350 degrees until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.
8. Transfer to a wire rack and cool to room temperature.
I cut the cookies with a star cookie cutter. Then with an aspic cutter (you know those little tiny ones) I cut a star out of the middle of the cookies. It is probably better to bake a sheet of tops and bottoms separately since the tops with the cut out color faster. When they are cool I put a little lemon curd (I make my own using the recipe from Better than Store Bought by Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider Colchie.) on the bottom cookie. Then I top with the cut out star set offset. They will soften up with the lemon curd but are wonderful right away.
Other messages in this thread:
- 4733. What kind of cookies are you baking this Christmas? I have the paper loaf pans, but need cookies... - Sandi in Hawaii - 7:59am on 11/29/06 (36)
- Hey Sandi, what's up? I'm not sure how much baking I'll be doing, but some of my favorites are: - Meryl - 8:20am on 11/29/06
- Meryl , Can you please post the Mocha Truffle Cookies? [NT] - starburst - 3:10pm on 11/29/06
- Here ya go, starburst: - REC: Mocha Truffle Cookies - Meryl - 7:35pm on 11/29/06
- HI Sandi, a couple of new ones I am looking at are from the Dec Gourmet and Eating Well issues... - Barbara in VA - 10:49am on 11/29/06
- Sandi, I bke quite a variey of cookies. Here are my most requested. If you're interested in any of - GailNJ - 1:53pm on 11/29/06
- that's bake and variety [NT] - GailNJ - 1:54pm on 11/29/06
- can you post the raspberry swirl, crispy oat, and chocolate chip cookie recipe? [NT] - audball - 3:31pm on 11/29/06
- Here's my list. My sister comes up for 2 days and we start at around 5 am. We also make some candy. - CynUpstateNY - 3:33pm on 11/29/06
- Cyn - sounds WONDERFUL!! Mind if I help? :) .... could you post - cheezz - 9:24pm on 12/01/06
- Recipe for the hazelnut pinwheels please - emtd - 11:50pm on 12/01/06
- WOW, amazing list. [NT] - AngAk - 6:30pm on 12/05/06
- Recipes for cookies - GailNJ - 4:18pm on 11/29/06
- Forgot this one Secret Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies - GailNJ - 4:32pm on 11/29/06
- Shortbread, Pepparkakor, Chocolate Pecan bars, Orange Chocolate Chip Shortbread. - Melissa Dallas - 4:25pm on 11/29/06
- My hub makes tins of cookies as presents. This year making one from work: rec - Chocolate Crinkles - Julie R - WA - 4:35pm on 11/29/06
- Some of my favorites (click on links to go to post)... [NT] - Julie R - WA - 11:49pm on 11/29/06
- Herbfarm Rosemary Shortbread [NT] [LINK] - Julie R - WA - 11:51pm on 11/29/06
- Florentines - Fiorentine (Florentine Cookies) [NT] [LINK] - Julie R - WA - 11:52pm on 11/29/06
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- Julie, thank you for posting! Do you have any idea of the shelf life for - Sandy_in_Philly - 2:51pm on 11/30/06
- To be honest, they're usually eaten within a couple of days, so I don't know... :) But - Julie R - WA - 3:23pm on 11/30/06
- Okay, thanks. I'll do a little research as I want to ship them (after frozen) to - Sandy_in_Philly - 3:50pm on 11/30/06
- I am always looking for new cookies to add the the basic four that I make: Apricot Foldovers, Lemon - AGM_Cape_Cod - 2:12am on 12/02/06
- AGM, can you post your Lemon Stars, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, & Macadamia Lime Cookies? Also... - Meryl - 2:18am on 12/02/06
- rec: Pistachio Biscotti [LINK] - Julie R - WA - 11:57pm on 11/29/06
- what about good cookies to ship, that'll still be good 2 wks after making? i always worry about how - wildwoods - 7:13pm on 11/30/06
- The rosemary shortbread ones are great for that. Biscotti, too. [NT] - Julie R - WA - 7:56am on 12/01/06
- Thanks all!! I better get started on my baking! [NT] - Sandi in Hawaii - 8:03am on 12/01/06
- Oooh, check out this link for more yummy ideas! [NT] [LINK] - Sandi in Hawaii - 8:31am on 12/01/06
- The Mocha Truffle Cookies are the exact same ones I posted from BHG in reply to your post at #4733. - Meryl - 8:57am on 12/01/06
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