Lemon Raspberry Cookies

I have been dreaming about making these cookies ever since the success of my Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes last month.  As I mentioned in that post, I am trying to explore other non-cupcake desserts so I decided to use the lemon and raspberry flavors to create a new cookie.

Today was my last night shift of the month for vascular surgery so instead of sleeping, I decided to whip up a batch in celebration.  I think they were worth the sacrificed hours of sleep!

This cookie uses the same raspberry frosting from the lemon raspberry cupcakes (minus the heavy cream) and sandwiches it between two lemon shortbread cookies.   You will likely have leftover frosting…but since when is leftover frosting a bad thing?  Click below for the recipe and more pictures.

Lemon Raspberry Sandwich Cookies 
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Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling

I’ve been trying really hard to stay away from baking and posting about cupcakes. This is a blog about baking in general, not just cupcakes! Plus, everyone in the food world says that the cupcake trend is out…which makes me kinda sad. What’s so wrong about a single serving of cake and frosting in a cute little package? Didn’t anyone ever tell Bon Appetit that good things come in small packages? (I may be a little overly defensive on this issue given my 5′ 3″ stature) But I digress…

Despite trying really hard not to make more cupcakes, inspiration hit me Saturday morning as I left the hospital after an 18 hour shift, with the bright sun blinding my eyes. Although it may not be exactly warm out (seriously, 50 degrees in May?), it has at least been sunny which always puts me in the mood for lighter, refreshing flavors….such as lemon and raspberry. These cupcakes start with a moist, lemon cake which are then filled with a tangy lemon curd and finally topped with a fresh raspberry buttercream frosting, reminiscent of a raspberry sorbet. The result is a the perfect blend of sweet and tart in the form of a cupcake- perfect for a bridal/baby shower, Mother’s Day brunch or a crazy night on vascular surgery.

Recipe for Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling (makes 24 cupcakes)

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