Lime Sugar Sandwich Cookies With Blueberry Cream Filling


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Ingredients

For the Lime Sugar Cookies [Makes 15 cookie sandwiches of the size shown]

Recipe adapted from Aparna’s Blog & Tips from Rosie’s Blog

  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup  + 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

For the blueberry cream cheese filling :

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1.5 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tbsp blueberry paste

For the Blueberry Paste:

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Method

Lime Sugar Cookies

  • In a medium bowl, sift flour,baking soda & powder, salt.Set aside
  • In a larger bowl,cream the butter & sugar thoroughly untill fluffy.To this add the lime juice & vanilla and beat until combined.
  • To the butter sugar mix, add the flour mix and gently combine with a spatula to bring together into a dough.You might need to add a tbsp or more of milk at this stage if required to make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into 2 small balls.Take a piece of plastic cling film, put the dough balls on it and flatten with palm to make a disc.Wrap the discs with plastic cling film.Repeat the same with 2nd dough ball.Chill both discs for about 30 minutes.
  • Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.Avoid using aluminium foil as the extreme heating up will burn the cookies from bottom.
  • After chilling, take one disc out, unwrap it and place it between two sheets of parchment  paper. Initially, you may find it little difficult to roll because of the chilled dough.It will soften as you go along.

  • Roll the disc using a floured rolling-pin into a sheet about 1/4″ thk.
  • Using a floured cookie cutter cut the cookies from the rolled dough.
  • Using a floured thin spatula, transfer the cookies to the lined cookie sheet.Note: Picking up the cookies with fingers will deshape them.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Chill the cut cookies again for 15 minutes.
  • Once chilled, bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the sides start turning brown.
  • Cool completely on a cooling rack.

Blueberry Paste:

Tip in the blueberries, water and sugar to a small sauce pan.Cook it on low heat until the blueberries are soft and mushy.Transfer to a blender.Blend on high to form a puree.Dissolve cornstarch into lemon juice.Transfer the puree to sauce pan again and add cornstarch mix.Cook on very low heat for about 5-8 minutes until you get a thick paste.Cool completely before adding to the cream.

Blueberry Cream Filling:

Make the filling by beating the cream cheese & butter with an electric mixer. Mix in powdered sugar until smooth.Add 2 tbsp of the cooled blueberry paste above to make a smooth mix.

Assembly:

Pipe or spread 1-2 tablespoons of blueberry filling in the center of a cookie. Top with a second cookie and press together until the filling reaches the edges of the cookies.Store in an air tight box for up to 3 days.

Notes:

  • Use any kind of berries or fruits to make the filling.The recipe remains the same.
  • I have mentioned the baking times on my oven.Since all ovens are different, please adjust the times as per your appliance.
  • You will need to adjust lime juice if your berries are really tart.

Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

Sending this to Hearth n Soul #43

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Comments

  1. This post had me laughing out loud Tanvi. Your description og the coils and wiring went completely over my haed. And you used the oven to store groceries?! What are you like! Jokes aside, the pictures are just gorgeous- so fresh and yummy. I’m sure the cookies tasted the same!

  2. oh my, these looks fabulous!! and perfect for a beautiful spring day like today!!!

  3. Yum! I like the photographs a lot – beautifully lit, very bright without being overexposed. And the cookies look delicious.
    My family doesn’t bake much either. But I grew up in the U.S., and so we had ovens…still didn’t matter.

  4. Yummy , creamy cookies..Beautiful color and presentation..

  5. Aw! LOVE the frosting and the color. That’s also my favorite color in general so I’m sold. Send some blueberries here ;-)

  6. They look great can’t wait to try myself

  7. Tanvi,

    these cookies looks awesome love that color. My mom don’t bake anything.

  8. First of all, I loved your write up about the oven. My grandparents still have that round thing called oven. My grandfather insists on getting that thing repaired so that he can bake something!!! Can you believe it? As for the cookies, they look brilliant. And the colour of the filling is awesome!! I am sure they must have been addictive :)

  9. Tanvi, these are really lovely. The blueberry filling is inspired and I’ll wager helps make for a delicious cookie. I’d love to have one or two of these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  10. Wow, cookies look so pretty and delicious..love the blueberry filling..truly yummy combo!

  11. DELICIOUSNESS!

  12. These are absolutely beautiful! I love the natural lilac color from the blueberries. So gorgeous. Lime and blueberries sounds like a wonderful combination too! :) I can munch on these cookies all day!

    Amy

    http://utry.it

  13. I LOVE THE LILAC COLOR. It looks soo pretty and cute!! beautiful presentation!!

  14. What a truckload of memories, memories that made me nod my head and smile…like we’ve been in this together. Nan Khatais were possible the only cookies {other than melting moments with cornflakes} that we had home made then! These lime cookies are BEAUTIFUL, and the filling, gorgeous! I am envious of your fresh blueberries…and now hungry too!

  15. They are super professional and exotic..Great clicks as usual..The filling part makes me drool.

  16. Hi Tanvi! I enjoy reading your family story. How long ago was your occasional baking? I mean, you can bake something like this so perfectly, and I just wonder…since I haven’t really started my baking experience yet. I love sweets probably way more than other people and easily gain some weight, so I’m so scared of baking sweets… LOL. Your photos and colors you used are amazing. I enjoyed reading your post very much!

  17. I love the story about your grandmother. And these Lime Sugar Sandwich Cookies just look absolutely delicious Tanvi. And the lavender color goes great with spring and makes these cookies more appealing. Love this post girl :). Oh and your award will be posted on tomorrow at 5:30 pm Eastern.

  18. Tanvi..I loved the write-up. The cookies look gorgeous and the lavender color is sooo beautiful. The photos do all justice to it. I’ve tried blueberries with muffins….but not cookies. Want to try this out soon more for the color! :)

  19. Your family only baked 4 times a year! I can’t even imagine that, I have such a sweet tooth, I couldn’t last that long without at least baking some cookies. And speaking of cookies, these are quite beautiful. The filling is a lovely color and I really like the flavor.

  20. Damn pretty and addictive sandwich cookies,love the catchy filling.

  21. Love that colour! They look so pretty!

  22. Lovely, and so delicious!

  23. these are just so cute and perfect for spring! one of my favorite combos is lime and blueberry matched with something sweet. going to try veganizing this one. wish me luck – lol! saving the recipe to my online cookbook to experiment (http://cookmarked.com).

  24. Memories, stories, baking, bluberries…I was in another world for a moment. Probably in your granny’s place :) Love the gorgeous cookies and the lovely filling. Awesome post, T.

  25. These are stunning! The colors are so beautiful, Yum!

  26. Wow, those colors are so beautiful for spring! I will definitely be bookmarking these to try when I have blueberries!

  27. These are beautiful– love the purple! Growing up my family never baked! I baked my first cookies from scratch at a friend’s house– one of my favorite memories :)

  28. These look delicious. I loved reading your story and memories associated with baking.

  29. It is so interesting how our memories around food shape us so much. Very interesting about your grandmothers stove/oven, but I bet those cookies were fantastic.
    These cookies are gorgeous and I am in love with the blueberry paste…stunning color and they remind me of Spring :)

  30. I love the sweet stories that accompany your amazing recipes – I used to marvel at the kitchens in India. How did such amazing food come out of such an under-equipped kitchen, I used to wonder??

    Beautiful cookies…they look divine. Have you considered a giveaway?? :)

  31. Tanvi, your incredible :) So funny! That old oven & the way it was stored between uses cracked me up. Well., these awesome cookies can never be credited to a great family line of excellent bakers then….., their all yours girl, sounds like you’ve started something in your family that they’ll one day write about……’against all odds she became an amazing baker’
    Storing groceries in the oven… that made me giggle ;)

  32. my thoughts were exactly the same about purple..soooo pretty

  33. You are SO talented! Look at those gorgeous cookies! :) Yum!!!

  34. I am totally and completely enamored with these! The vibrant color of the filling has me hypnotized! I’m so glad you conquered your fear of the oven…they aren’t all bad!

  35. I loved the story about your grandmother’s sort of oven. I have some meories like this from my grandmother! The color of these cookies is simply stunning I agree!

  36. Thank you everyone for the wonderful words.You guys keep me going.

  37. Hi Tanvi! I know exactly what kind of oven thing you’re talking about. My nani had one in her kitchen, though it was rarely used because in my family baking is not such a big thing either.

    I love your cookies, beautiful flavor combination and so pretty!

  38. Thank you for sharing your story. Your cookies are exquisite. You are an engineer? I definitely had bet on something artsy since your photos always are dropped dead gorgeous. What a lovely filling you created visually and flavor-wise.

  39. Esther says:

    Oh my goodness, these are beautiful both color and presentation wise! I can’t wait until school lets out and I have more time in the summer to try these gorgeous cookies out! :)

  40. great cookies admire Indians who bake so well when they didn’t grow up with an oven

  41. Oh my, these are just the most gorgeous cookies!! I love the idea of the blueberry cream filling. It’s such a beautiful colour.

  42. The filling is a beautiful invention daaaaahling, the colour is simply spectacular. I imagine these are soooo lovely with a cup of tea.
    *kisses* HH

  43. These are absolutely lovely! Citrus and blueberry are a fantastic combinaton. Add a delicious cookie to the mix and I’m hooked :)

    Thanks so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  44. Tanvi, I love these cookies, they look amazing and I’m sure they taste lovely.

    In the 80’s my mum had a big i think aluminium box oven with handles, which you had to place on the gas. I think it got used once a year at Christmas time!!!

    I can’t imagine what I would do without mine, I use it atleast once every week!

  45. Love the gorgeous colour of the blueberry cream. So beautiful.

  46. Nice blend of colours.. loved ur post ..

    new to ur blog n happy to follow for more wonderful recipes..

    do visit me when u get time dear..

    http://comeletseat.blogspot.com

  47. Wow, those are some BEAUTIFUL pictures! Such an awesome job with the cookies, thanks for sharing! :)

  48. What a color! Its a feast for the eyes! The cookies look yum!

  49. How absolutely adorable are these cookies.

  50. Good to see something without food color and still looking awesome! Good job on the cookies and the filling!

  51. I read the engineer in you, wish i could some kind of technical advice when i need! we could discuss that later…and these cookies SO pretty i see you are becoming a queen of cookies! and lilac is captivating! totally alluring picture my girl :)

  52. Elizabeth says:

    The recipe says to roll them out 1/2 inch thickness – that’s pretty thick, is that the right thickness?

    Thanks, they look beautiful.

  53. Cecilia says:

    Your photos, cookies, and its colors conquered me.. just made my first batch… I reduced the ammount of sugar on the filling by 1/3, and still too much, so I stored one half and add to the other more blueberries and cream cheese to lower the sugary flavour. Is the sugar measure right? are those cups or tbsp?
    I thought the filing was going to get all the compliments by it self, I wasn’t expecting that great taste on the cookies!

    THANKS!

  54. Ann King says:

    I have been looking for a nice blueberry filling for french macarons. Thanks so much,
    I just found it.

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