Tasty Thursday: Lemony Cookies

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Last week, I confessed a huge blunder in the kitchen when the coffee cookies I attempted turned out to look more like dog poo.

I redeemed myself with these delicious lemony cookies, also known as Angel Whispers (my husband cannot stop eating them!).

And the angels did sing when I bit into the buttery goodness.

The original recipe for Angel Whispers actually makes cookie sandwiches. The delicious lemon filling gets sandwiched between two cookies and voila, an angel of a cookie.

I did make the filling, but did not make the actual cookie sandwich. In order for the cookies to not get soggy, I decided to keep the filling in the fridge, and slather it on the cookies as and when I want to eat them.

I’m sharing the recipe in its entirety so you should go right ahead and make a sandwich out of them cookies and filling!

Lemony Cookies (Angel Whispers)
Yields 4
Gorgeous lemon cookies
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For the cookies
  1. 1 cup (225 g) butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup (60 g) confectioners' (icing) sugar
  3. 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour, sifted
  4. Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  5. Β½ teaspoon salt
For the filling
  1. 1 egg, beaten
  2. 0.6 cup or 3/5 cup (135 g) white sugar
  3. Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  4. 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  5. 70 oz or 1 1/2 tablespoons (20 g) butter, softened
To make the cookies
  1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and confectioners' (icing) sugar until light and creamy.
  2. Stir in the lemon zest, flour and salt. Cover bowl, and chill for about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Flatten teaspoons of dough onto cookie sheets, and bake for 5 to 8 minutes, until light brown.
  5. Remove from baking sheets to cool on racks.
To make the filling
  1. Combine the beaten egg, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and butter in the top of a double boiler (or in a bowl, half submerged in a pan of simmering water) . Stir continuously until it thickens. Leave to cool.
  2. Sandwich cookies with 1 teaspoon of filling.
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Enjoy!!

I created a fun poll for guessing whether Scrumplet will be a boy or a girl! Results to be revealed on Monday – come play now on my Facebook page! (you have to ‘like’ the page first though hehe)

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  • December 15, 2011 June

    Mmm….looks yummy, lemony, heavenly. πŸ˜›
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      Oh yes, it is all that and more πŸ™‚

  • December 15, 2011 Galit Breen

    Yum! I adore anything yellow. And lemony. And cookie-ish. So this is a win-win for me! πŸ™‚
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      This will be really fun to make with the kids, it’s super easy!

  • December 15, 2011 Ann

    Oh, these cookies look amazing! I love lemon cookies…and lemon curd! Very nicely done! ….and your photos are terrific!
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Ann! I actually put the plate on the floor, haha! (Oops, secret is out)

      I hope you try these, they are really good.

  • December 15, 2011 Kiddothings

    Yum! They do look heavenly! Have voted for a boy πŸ˜‰
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      Thanks, they are delicious. You MUST try baking them. (and thanks for playing my poll)

  • December 15, 2011 My Inner Chick

    –Mama, A.

    These look lush & lemony.

    I can’t wait to make them.

    I hope they turn out! X
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      Oh do! I can’t wait for you to try them, they’re heavenly.

  • December 15, 2011 Stasha

    Yummy. Are you going to find out and let us know Scrumplets gender?
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      Yes, we’re finding out in 2 days and I’ll reveal it on Monday πŸ™‚

  • December 15, 2011 Amanda Austin

    Oh yeah that’s what I’m talking about! So gonna pin this tomorrow at work!
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      Woohoo!! Thanks Amanda!

  • December 15, 2011 Kimberly

    Yum, I love lemon flavored things!
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      You should totally try these, they’re super easy.

  • December 15, 2011 My Inner Chick

    1/5 cup or 1/4 cup of sugar…how much butter for the icing in cups?

    I want to make these….and I WANT them to turn out, mama. X
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      For the filling:

      Sugar – 3 fifths of a cup, or 0.6 cups.
      Butter – 70 oz or 1 1/2 tablespoons.

      Sorry it wasn’t clear!

  • December 15, 2011 Natalie

    These look tasty! My MIL loves lemon…I should make these for her!
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    • December 15, 2011 Alison

      You should, they’re delish!

  • December 15, 2011 Kir

    they look good Alison…now if only I baked πŸ˜‰
    I can almost smell their lemony goodness.
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      You can always send this to a friend who bakes – and partake in the lemony goodness!

  • December 15, 2011 Kimberly

    Oh my lemon goodness.
    I’m going to have to make these. And devour them in my closet…because I don’t like to share with the boys.
    Is that rude?
    No.
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      It’s totally not rude because, er, I did the same thing.

  • December 15, 2011 KLZ

    I actually think I could make these!! Plus, they look delicious. Win win!
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      They are easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy! (yup, couldn’t resist that)

  • December 15, 2011 JDaniel4's Mom

    These look so wonderful! Lemon curd dripping over them! Awesome!

    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      They are absolutely awesome.

  • December 16, 2011 Kyla

    YOU DID IT!
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  • December 16, 2011 KalleyC

    Mmm, these look really good. I always love a good lemon cookie recipe, actually anything with lemon is good enough for me.
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      I love lemon anything too. I have a lemon-lime cupcake recipe too, you can check it out on my Mama Cooks page.

  • December 16, 2011 Dina

    Those cookies look and sound amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  • December 16, 2011 Kristin

    Those just look like little bites of moist, lemony heaven. Yum!
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      Yes, perfect description!

  • December 16, 2011 Mad Woman behind the Blog

    Oh yum. yum. yum.
    I’m always looking for recipes for lemons since my tree seems to have a hyperactive production disorder.
    And lemon curd? OH MY!

    And your photography? Lickable!

    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      I’m SO jealous you have a lemon tree!!!

      And thank you for your comment about the photography, I’m learning and trying new things. Photographing food is hard!

  • December 16, 2011 Mrs. Jen B

    Evil. You know my weakness for lemon!!
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      Oh I know it!! You will make these, right??

  • December 16, 2011 Leighann

    O-M-goodness!
    Soooo yummy..

    Also? I voted on what I believe to be the gender of your child!
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      Thanks Leighann! What did you vote?? Tell!

  • December 16, 2011 Leila (Don't Speak Whinese)

    Those look beyond delicious!
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  • December 16, 2011 Missy

    SO glad you had success with this recipe after last week’s recipe fail! And can you mail some of these to me?
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      They probably won’t last the journey from my kitchen to the post office πŸ˜‰

  • December 16, 2011 Mommy2Β’

    Mmmmm… those look fantabulous!
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  • December 16, 2011 Barbara

    oh yum! Those look delicious!
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  • December 16, 2011 Kelley

    Mmmmm!! I feel like I can smell and taste the lemon now…
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      My work here is done!

  • December 16, 2011 Jessica

    These look so yummy! And, the recipe seems simple enough. I can’t wait to give them a try! Thanks for sharing!
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      You’re welcome and I really hope you try it!

  • December 16, 2011 Carri

    I LOVE lemon cookies! Yummmmmm
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      You should try these, they’re real easy!

  • December 16, 2011 elizabeth-flourishinprogress

    It’s hard for me to type this comment as I have to turn away from the computer to keep myself from scrolling up repeatedly to look at the pictures.

    What have you done to me, friend!!?
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      Hee!! Then my pictures worked, yay!

  • December 16, 2011 jacqui

    I’m pretty sure I’d love these. You should’ve put some samples out for your guests though.
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      I did, then I ate them.

  • December 16, 2011 Jessica

    All I need is lemon and powdered sugar.
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    • December 16, 2011 Alison

      Easy, right?

  • December 16, 2011 Elaine

    Yum, and YUM! I used to not be such a fan of lemon desserts but I’m coming around in my old age. These look SO good!!
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    • December 19, 2011 Alison

      Oh these are GOOD.

  • December 17, 2011 Elena

    Delicious! I need some good cookie recipes to try out since I’m trying to learn the art of baking a bit more. I have an idea for that filling – my mom makes pancakes and then tops them with this lemon sauce and fresh raspberries – I bet this same sauce would be great for that!
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    • December 19, 2011 Alison

      This is a really easy recipe to get started with the baking! Also, we used the lemon curd with French toast and it was delish.

  • December 17, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    These look DELICIOUS!!! I can see why your husband can’t stop eating them.
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  • December 17, 2011 JulieD

    This looks absolutely wonderful!! I love lemon anything!
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    • December 19, 2011 Alison

      Thank you Julie!

  • December 17, 2011 Robin

    Yum!

    I totally consider the mistake an aberration. You are an awesome baker.
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    • December 19, 2011 Alison

      Haha, yes, an ahem, aberration. (and thank you)

  • December 17, 2011 Mama Track

    I’m definitely more of a chocolate person, but those look amazing. I wish you could ship them to DC….
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  • December 17, 2011 Dwija {House Unseen}

    I’m stickin’ with my original prediction- girl!
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  • December 19, 2011 Asianmommy

    Oooh–these look wonderful!!
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  • December 19, 2011 Practical Parenting

    Those actually sound better to me without the filling! I think I’m like a weird cookie purist or something…I don’t know. But I’m definitely making those cookies! Thanks!
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    • December 19, 2011 Alison

      Haha cookie purist! Confession: I eat most of the cookies without the filling πŸ™‚

  • December 21, 2011 Karen

    Looks so yummy! If I can get my rosemary going in my garden this year I will definitely make these! Do you know if they freeze well?
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      I’m not sure, I haven’t tried freezing them (the dough or the cookies).

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