Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

For the month of September, the Cookie Carnival recipe is Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies. I wasn't really sure what to expect from them, but since I *love* lemon, I thought I would like them. And the verdict is...I do like them. Next time, I will add a little more of the grapefruit juice for a stronger tartness, but I have already ate 3 of them. If you are a little worried about not liking them, go ahead and try them. They are sweet with a little hint of the grapefruit. There is not a strong grapefruit flavor to them, and I am sure that you will like them!


Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies
You can bake the cookies and make the filling a day ahead.
Ingredients for cookies
Makes 15 sandwich cookies.
* Grated zest of 1 Ruby Red grapefruit, plus 1/4 cup freshly squeezed juice
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
* 3/4 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
* 2 large egg yolks
* Pink Grapefruit Cream Filling

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a small bowl, combine zest with 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and remaining sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add egg yolks, and beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in reserved zest-sugar mixture. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the juice, and beat to combine.
3. Turn out dough onto a piece of plastic wrap, and shape into a 1-inch-thick disk. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out disk to 1/8 inch thick using a lightly floured rolling pin. Using a lightly floured 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out rounds and place about 1 inch apart on prepared sheet. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until edges are golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack to cool 5 minutes. Transfer parchment paper and cookies to rack to cool completely.

5. Using an offset spatula, spread 1 tablespoon filling onto flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies, keeping flat sides down. Once filled, cookies can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Ingredients for filling
Makes enough to fill 15 sandwich cookies.
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
* 2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit juice

Directions
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in honey. Add juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, until filling holds together and is smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and set aside until ready to use.

25 comments:

Megan said...

They sure look pretty! O.K. maybe I'll try them. LOL

Bunny said...

well now there's something I've never seen before, Grapefruit sandwich cookies! I bet they were good Abby.

Megan said...

Wow - so pink and so pretty! I wimped out and made an orange cookie with a chocolate filling. I'm not the adventurous type, I suppose. And it's funny, I actually like eating grapefruit.

Migoto_Chou said...

Those look so pretty! I bet they taste delicious, too!

Lisa Michelle said...

Wow..so creative and pretty! You don't find many grapefruit filled cookies, much less grapefruit in anything outside of cold applications, some candy, and sauces. Awesome job!

vibi said...

Those are absolutely cute! ...and what an interesting flavor pink grapefruit must be!
Great idea, I'm sure a "must try"!!!

Deborah said...

I used to not like grapefruit, but these days I really love it! These are pretty cookies!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those cookies are so cute! I love anything pink! My buddy Libby would love them!

RecipeGirl said...

They sound really unique and they're so pretty. I do love a good lemon or lime cookie so I'd love to try a grapefruit cookie too!

Katie said...

YUM! I adore grapefruit. I will definitely be making these soon.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your cookies look so pretty. Grapefruit is and unusual idea. They do sound yummy.

Jeanine said...

These sound yummy, and they are so pretty too!

stephchows said...

I love that you did the pink sugar on top! They look great!! Much prettier then mine hahaa.

Jude said...

Love how all the colors in your page matches.. The cookies, the DB logo, the background :)

Mary Ann said...

I haven't made these yet, I am aiming for tomorrow. They look wonderful and are getting rave reviews. I am glad I got to see them before I made them so I know what to expect.

Amanda said...

Oh these look so good!!

Jacque said...

Oooh, they're cute with the holes on top and the pink sugar crystals. Perfect!

mangomissives said...

Your cookies turned out so cute...I love the pink sugar on top! I loved the flavor of the cookies too, and agree, next time I will add more grapfruit juice/zest.

wyndesnow said...

oh they look so good. I didn't get to participate this month because my oven is not working.

Adam said...

Great job on your cookies, they take style up to a whole new level :) Nice blog you have here, I'm glad I clicked :)

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Love the sprinkles! I'd suggest cutting out the honey in the filling, it ups the grapefruit flavor.

Stacey said...

Ohhh I love the way your cookies turned out!

Sheri/Cookingmom said...

I love that you made them window cookies!

mysweetestday said...

omg yours turned out soo pretty!

lilmizlynn said...

Abby, your cookies look so cute!! Love the way your decorate your cookies... very creative! :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

For the month of September, the Cookie Carnival recipe is Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies. I wasn't really sure what to expect from them, but since I *love* lemon, I thought I would like them. And the verdict is...I do like them. Next time, I will add a little more of the grapefruit juice for a stronger tartness, but I have already ate 3 of them. If you are a little worried about not liking them, go ahead and try them. They are sweet with a little hint of the grapefruit. There is not a strong grapefruit flavor to them, and I am sure that you will like them!


Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies
You can bake the cookies and make the filling a day ahead.
Ingredients for cookies
Makes 15 sandwich cookies.
* Grated zest of 1 Ruby Red grapefruit, plus 1/4 cup freshly squeezed juice
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
* 3/4 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
* 2 large egg yolks
* Pink Grapefruit Cream Filling

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a small bowl, combine zest with 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and remaining sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add egg yolks, and beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in reserved zest-sugar mixture. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the juice, and beat to combine.
3. Turn out dough onto a piece of plastic wrap, and shape into a 1-inch-thick disk. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out disk to 1/8 inch thick using a lightly floured rolling pin. Using a lightly floured 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out rounds and place about 1 inch apart on prepared sheet. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until edges are golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack to cool 5 minutes. Transfer parchment paper and cookies to rack to cool completely.

5. Using an offset spatula, spread 1 tablespoon filling onto flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies, keeping flat sides down. Once filled, cookies can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Ingredients for filling
Makes enough to fill 15 sandwich cookies.
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
* 2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit juice

Directions
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in honey. Add juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, until filling holds together and is smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and set aside until ready to use.

25 comments:

Megan said...

They sure look pretty! O.K. maybe I'll try them. LOL

Bunny said...

well now there's something I've never seen before, Grapefruit sandwich cookies! I bet they were good Abby.

Megan said...

Wow - so pink and so pretty! I wimped out and made an orange cookie with a chocolate filling. I'm not the adventurous type, I suppose. And it's funny, I actually like eating grapefruit.

Migoto_Chou said...

Those look so pretty! I bet they taste delicious, too!

Lisa Michelle said...

Wow..so creative and pretty! You don't find many grapefruit filled cookies, much less grapefruit in anything outside of cold applications, some candy, and sauces. Awesome job!

vibi said...

Those are absolutely cute! ...and what an interesting flavor pink grapefruit must be!
Great idea, I'm sure a "must try"!!!

Deborah said...

I used to not like grapefruit, but these days I really love it! These are pretty cookies!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those cookies are so cute! I love anything pink! My buddy Libby would love them!

RecipeGirl said...

They sound really unique and they're so pretty. I do love a good lemon or lime cookie so I'd love to try a grapefruit cookie too!

Katie said...

YUM! I adore grapefruit. I will definitely be making these soon.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your cookies look so pretty. Grapefruit is and unusual idea. They do sound yummy.

Jeanine said...

These sound yummy, and they are so pretty too!

stephchows said...

I love that you did the pink sugar on top! They look great!! Much prettier then mine hahaa.

Jude said...

Love how all the colors in your page matches.. The cookies, the DB logo, the background :)

Mary Ann said...

I haven't made these yet, I am aiming for tomorrow. They look wonderful and are getting rave reviews. I am glad I got to see them before I made them so I know what to expect.

Amanda said...

Oh these look so good!!

Jacque said...

Oooh, they're cute with the holes on top and the pink sugar crystals. Perfect!

mangomissives said...

Your cookies turned out so cute...I love the pink sugar on top! I loved the flavor of the cookies too, and agree, next time I will add more grapfruit juice/zest.

wyndesnow said...

oh they look so good. I didn't get to participate this month because my oven is not working.

Adam said...

Great job on your cookies, they take style up to a whole new level :) Nice blog you have here, I'm glad I clicked :)

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Love the sprinkles! I'd suggest cutting out the honey in the filling, it ups the grapefruit flavor.

Stacey said...

Ohhh I love the way your cookies turned out!

Sheri/Cookingmom said...

I love that you made them window cookies!

mysweetestday said...

omg yours turned out soo pretty!

lilmizlynn said...

Abby, your cookies look so cute!! Love the way your decorate your cookies... very creative! :)