Sunday, August 2, 2009

And the secret ingredient is....


Whoulda' thought? I admit, I consider rosemary to be more of an herb for savory uses...not so much the sweet things. But I have reconsidered.

I found this recipe for Rosemary-Lemon Sandwich Cookies over on the Better Homes and Garden site. I had (still have) such an over-abundance of meyer lemon juice that I was searching for something lemony and different to use them up. I didn't want lemon bars again...or lemon bread. (I made 2 of Ina's loaves) I was looking for something different.

These cookies are wonderful! Not too sweet with just a hint of the rosemary coming through. They are basically a tender lemon sugar cookie sandwiched with the to-die-for mixture of lemon curd and mascarpone cheese.

I didn't make my own lemon curd because I had a jar of TJ's curd in the pantry.

I could down this mixture in one problem!

I made the cookies a head of time and then just put them in a ziploc in the freezer for an opportunity to present itself. The opportunity was last night. A appetizer and cocktail get together with some old friends from high school. I brought these little gems along with the mallow cookies I made (another post, another time). Both were a big hit.

I loved that these were made in one bowl....less dishes! Super easy. I think next time I might actually sprinkle a little coarse salt on the top of the cookies before putting them in the oven. It would have cut the sweetness of the filling a little and brought out the rosemary a bit more.

....because I will be making these again, for sure!

Thanks for stopping by.

**Update....a friend suggested these cookies could be made into thumbprints! I agree. Indent the cookies before putting them in the oven and when they come out and cool....fill with the lemon curd/mascarpone filling. HEAVEN!


Karen Bennett said...

These little things were awesome! Lindsay is quite the talent.

cakeflower said...

Thanks Karen!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness I love the combination here!!! I adore both rosemary and the lemon! yum!

Sophie said...

Refreshing and sweet. Rosemary is quite the versatile ingredient. I love sandwich cookies!

Carrie owner of Bella Cupcake Couture said...

I heart lemon curd! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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