I am not usually one to blow my own horn, well at least I think I'm not, but sometimes something turns out so well it's hard not to get excited and braggy.
These cookies are so delicious--surely some of the best cookies I've made so far. The cookie part is from Martha Stewart; it's her Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookie recipe. The cookies are full of fresh lemon flavor and are not overly sweet. The filling is actually the frosting I used on the last TWD cupcakes. It's 1 stick of cream cheese, 1/2 stick butter, powdered sugar, and about 6 ounces of fresh raspberries. I used just enough powdered sugar to thicken the frosting, so it wasn't super sweet. I had some frosting left after I made the cupcakes, and I decided to use the rest to fill the cookies.
The lemon cookies and the fresh raspberry cream filling work so well together--the cookies taste just like summer. I will definitely be making these again as they are the perfect cookie to eat poolside!
Here's a link to the sugar cookie recipe:
http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/old-fashioned-sugar-cookies?autonomy_kw=sugar%20cookies&rsc=rf_result2 Note: The recipe calls for sanding sugar to top the cookies, but since I was using a filling I left off the sugar. I also added some extra lemon zest.