Gateau Cookies
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A small, soft cookie filled with orange marmalade and topped with icing.
Serves: 3-5 dozen
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp soda
  • orange marmalade
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 T water or 1½ T cream
  • 1 drop food coloring
  1. Whip together butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Add egg, cream cheese, lemon juice and rind, and continue whipping for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients and add slowly, mixing gently just until incorporated.
  3. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and chill for 3-4 hours or longer.
  4. Divide chilled dough in fourths. Roll one section on a floured surface, returning un-rolled portions to the refrigerator to continue to chill.
  5. Cut into 1-inch or 2-inch circles.
  6. Place ¼ - ½ tsp of orange marmalade on a circle, and top with another dough circle. Use your fingers to press the edges together. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes (1-inch cookies) or 10-11 minutes (2-inch cookies.)
  8. Remove to cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  9. For icing, mix all ingredients together well in a mixing bowl. Add more powdered sugar or more water if necessary to get desired consistency.
  10. Frost with tinted icing. Allow icing to set up for 30-60 minutes before storing in an airtight container between layers of wax paper.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at