Everything is lemon these days, at least to me.  It seems my eyes are targeted to lemon recipes.  This one also get high ratings because how can you lose with the combination of lemon and raspberry.   The tart of the lemon and then coupled with the sweetness of the raspberry.  Ok..enough said, onto the recipe.

INGREDIENTS: 

 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. lemon zest
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
6 Tbsp. raspberry jam


Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened (you can use 1/3 less fat)
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 c. powdered sugar

For the cookie cups:

Rub the lemon zest into the sugar with your fingers until sugar is moist and fragrant. Cream the lemon sugar with the butter. Add the egg and beat well. Mix in the baking soda, salt, and flour until incorporated.

Grease mini muffin tins. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 350F for 12-15 min. until a toothpick comes out clean. If the cookie cups have risen over the muffin cups, use a spoon to flatten them down slightly to make them level with the tin. While still warm, make a well in the center of each cookie cup with your finger or a small spoon. Chill the tins in the fridge for 30-60 min. before removing the cookie cups.

For the frosting:

Beat the cream cheese with the butter until smooth. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat in the powdered sugar until fluffy.

For the assembly:

After the cookie cups have chilled, remove from the tins. Spoon in 1/2 tsp. of raspberry jam into each cookie cup. Pipe in the frosting on top of the raspberry jam to cover it completely. If desired, add a dot of raspberry jam to the frosting in the center of each cookie cups to make it look pretty.

 

About 2sassygal

First of all, I love to cook...not every night, but weekends are the best time to cook. I am a animal lover, especially wildlife. My next vacation would be to South Africa. To get personal and close up to wildlife would be fascinating. I like to read suspense, thriller novels. Regarding television....I like some reality shows, crime shows, comedies. I like to look at a recipe from a cookbook and do my version of it.. usually the healthier choice. I am all about substitutions, if a recipe calls for a ingredient there are dozens of ingredients you can substitute for the called-for ingredient. I like summer because I love cooking outdoors, swimming. It's just the fresh air that makes everyone want to get outside and do something. I love the air especially after the rain.... that nothing compares to that.

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