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Vera’s Lemon Cookies (Maggiano’s Little Italy Copycat Recipe)

Vera’s Lemon Cookies
I love Maggiano’s restaurant chain.  I love their pasta, their tiramisu and the fact that when you order some of their entrees, you get a second one to bring home with you.  This is a copycat recipe of their Lemon Cookies.

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) vegan buttery stick or unsalted butter, at room temp.
3/4 cup organic sugar
2 large egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup confectioners’ sugar (Recipe to make your own here)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (more if necessary)
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (zest your lemon before you juice it)


Polish Lemon Sandwich Tea Cookies.

Polish Lemon Sandwich Tea Cookies also known as Cytrynowe Ciasteczka, if you speak or read Polish, remind me of the kind of cookies you would see during tea time at the Ritz.

To make these cookies you will need:

Yields 30 sandwich cookies

Cookie Dough:
2/3 cup superfine sugar
8 ounces room-temperature butter
1 large lightly beaten room-temperature egg yolk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon (reserve 1/2 teaspoon for filling, see below)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Cookie Filling:
1/3 cup room-temperature butter
4 cups organic confectioners’ sugar (make your own Organic Confectioner’s Sugar)
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
Milk as necessary

Confectioners’ sugar