Danish Lemon-Filled Spice Cookies

Danish Lemon-filled Spice Cookies Recipe

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Ann Siejka


Another family Christmas tradition!

★★★★★ 1 vote
makes 3 dozen sandwich cookies
2 Hr
1 Hr 30 Min


2 1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground alspice
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
1 large
egg yolk
3/4 c
butter, softened
3/4 c
1/4 c
1 tsp
2 1/4 c
sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp
butter, softened
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/2 tsp
lemon extract

How to Make Danish Lemon-Filled Spice Cookies


  • 1Grease cookie sheets; set aside.
  • 2Place flour, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl; stir to combine.
  • 3Place egg yolk in large bowl; add butter, sugar, milk and vanilla.
  • 4Beat butter mixture with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • 5Gradually add flour mixture. Beat at low speed until dough forms.
  • 6Cover dough and refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 7Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 8Make filling by beating all ingredients in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Makes about 1 cup filling.
  • 9Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into 1/2 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  • 10Flatten each ball to 1/4 inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Prick top of each cookie using fork.
  • 11Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
  • 12Spread filling on flat side of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, pressing flat sides together. Let stand at room temperature until set.
  • 13Store tightly covered at room temperature or freeze up to 3 months.

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About Danish Lemon-Filled Spice Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
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