Sunday, April 20, 2014

pistachio lime shortbread sandwich cookies {#BakeForACure}

My very favorite food blogger, Joanne Bruno of Eats Well With Others, asked me and a bunch of other food bloggers to join her in a cookie fund raising project for cancer research.

Each of us are making a batch of delicious cookies and offering them for sale, highest bidder takes the batch.

Mine are these refreshing shortbread cookies with lime filling. Perfect for a spring picnic, if you don't eat them all out of the box.

Check out the yummy treats up for bid on her website: Bake to Cure Cancer.

Bidding starts Monday, April 21 and ends Wednesday, April 23.

Have your sweets and put your money toward a good cause at the same time. Can't beat that!

Pistachio Lime Shortbread Sandwich Cookies
Makes about 20 cookies, adapted from Epicurious

Cookie Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup natural unsalted pistachios, ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
 Filling Ingredients
  •  1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 powdered sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Zest of 1/4 lime
Cookie Instructions
  1. Mix flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add butter, pistachios, and vanilla. Using on/off turns, mix until moist ball forms. Transfer dough to work surface. 
  2. Flatten dough on a wooden cutting board to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to make shapes. Please on parchment lined baking sheets and refrigerate for one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  4. Bake shortbread until barely golden, about 18 minutes. Cool shortbread on baking sheets.
Filling Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spread between cookies.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO SO SO much for participating!! These look amazing. I am a little pistachio obsessed at the moment and might have to go bid on these myself!