What can I say?
These not just look good but they taste very good too. Especially the Lemon Neoclassic Buttercream - so light and lemony. Pairs perfectly with the lemon butter cookies.
You can see I tried other pairings, like nutella and strawberry jam. But nothing beats the lemon buttercream!!
My husband said it taste better than store bought (Marks &
Spencer) cookies, such big compliment!
Not sure if lemon curd would top it but I doubt it would..I still think the lemon buttercream is the best! My favorite cookie so far from The Baking Bible...
Enough raving about these cookies..
here are the step by step photos..(I missed out taking some photos!)
After digging my cupboard, I found this! Never been used..so now is the time!
As you can see I forgot to take photos of how I made the cookie dough..but here it is, all rested well 1 day in the fridge.
Rolled and cut..
I had more cookies that the recipe said because I think my rounds were smaller. I placed the trays in the fridge for 5 mins to hardened the cookies up a bit before I bake them.. for 12-15mins. Smells really good when they are in the oven.. lovely lemony fragrant..
Time to make buttercream!
And again..I missed out the steps..but in between, I boiled the sugar & cornsyrup..which is very sticky but it boils faster than sugar & water though. And add the butter...and lemon juice etc.
Here it is, Lemon Neoclassic Buttercream..
I sandwich with nutella and lemon buttercream.
And later with strawberry jam.
My helper was very concerned that I opened a new bottle of nutella and strawberry jam just for these few cookies.
My helper: M'dm, you open so many bottles, who is going to finish eating them?
Me: Errr.. You? Cos' you are the only one who eats breakfast & tea-break at home..
My helper: Ha? Ok M'dm.. I will finish them slowly..
At first I was worried about that the cookies with buttercream won't last more than a day (as mentioned), but I placed the sandwich cookies in the fridge and they turned out great even after a day.
However, I realised that the buttercream remains soft even refrigerated and melts very quickly, esp. in our climate. I wished it would be a bit harder, like you would eat an oreo cookie with that sort of harder icing - so that when you take a bite, the icing won't sort of flow out from the sides. Right now, they flow out from the sides, and feels messy. Maybe it's just me feeling this way. Nevertheless, they are delicious cookies.
The ones filled with nutella are ok because nutella hardens in the fridge. Jam filled ones are also ok, but too sweet for my liking.