Key Lime Pie Sandwich Cookies
Recipe type: High Altitude Baking
 
Ingredients
  • GRAHAM CRACKER COOKIES:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar for rolling
  • KEY LIME FILLING:
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice (to taste)
Instructions
  1. To make the cookies: Preheat your oven to 365 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and egg yolk, beat until smooth.
  5. Add the all-purpose flour, graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until a dough forms.
  6. Roll the dough into 1" balls, then roll in sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for about 8 minutes, until the cookies are puffed and the bottoms are just barely golden brown (this will keep them soft).
  8. Let cool completely.
  9. To make the filling: Beat the cream cheese until it is smooth.
  10. Add the powdered sugar, lime zest, and lime juice. Taste and adjust if necessary- maybe you want it more tart or more sweet.
  11. Spread some of the filling on one cookie and sandwich with another.
  12. Serve immediately.
  13. Makes about 12 sandwiches.
Recipe by High Altitude Bakes at https://highaltitudebakes.com/cookies/2014/08/10/key-lime-pie-sandwich-cookies/