Snack Like a Southerner: Key Lime Pie Sandwich Cookies

(sweetpeasandsaffron)

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Cookies-

¾ cup all purpose flour 
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs 
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup granulated sugar 
½ tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk

Key Lime Cream Cheese Filling-

8 oz cream cheese, softened 
½ cup powdered sugar 
zest of 3 key limes 
juice of 2 key limes

Step One: 
"Preheat oven to 375. Line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats." 

Step Two:
"Cream together butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and egg yolk and blend.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda."

Step Three:
"Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. They may not seem to come together right away but keep blending until your dough sticks together {1-2 minutes}."

Step Four:
"Roll dough into 1-inch sized balls. Roll balls in granulated sugar to coat.
Bake for 6-7 minutes, until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned. Cool 5 or so minutes on cookie sheet and transfer to wire rack to cool completely."

    Step Five:
    Onto the key lime middle. "Beat cream cheese with a stand or hand mixer until completely smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix until completely incorporated."

      Step Six:
      "Add the lime juice and zest and mix. Taste and adjust lime if desired.
      Spread 1 or so tablespoons of cream cheese mixture on the bottom of a cooled cookie. Top with a second cookie.
      Serve immediately."

      Step Seven:
      Enjoy!

         

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