A soft lemon cookie, filled with orange marmalade and topped with icing.
Source: Betty Crocker Cooky Book… a very old one, from the 1960’s, I think.
Yield: varies widely. I ended up with about 3 dozen, but it could easily have been more.
I was looking for something new and fun to try, so I went diving into my mother-in-laws old cook books. (Don’t be surprised if I post more recipes from this source!) I will say that this is by far and away the fussiest, the fanciest, the most fragile cookie I have ever made. I am not a person with a passion for tedium, so these cookies tested my patience. The fact that I made them at 11:00 pm while in a bad mood didn’t help. The results, however, were better than I expected. Quite delicious!
One of the main reasons I decided to make this cookie this week was one of the ingredients, the orange marmalade. I never, and I mean never, have orange marmalade in the house. I like it okay, but the rest of my family flatly refuses to eat it. I don’t think I have ever even purchased it. But, a friend of mine gave me a jar of homemade orange marmalade and I have been enjoying it in small doses for several weeks now. I thought, if I am ever going to make this cookie, I ought to do it now, while I know I have marmalade to use. I won’t lie… a piece of me was sad to see it go into a cookie. I means no more marmalade for toast or crackers. But it found an excellent home, so I couldn’t stay sad long.