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Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies

[Photograph: Romulo Yanes]

Almost every part of The Gourmet Cookie Book puts me in the holidays mood, from the sweet little strawberry tart cookies on the cover to the lovely gingerbread men and snowflake-shaped Scandinavian rosettes inside. But possibly the most festive recipe in the book: these Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies. Dusted in sparkling sanding sugar, the little lemony cookies are filled and sandwiched together. They really do look like they should be hanging from the branches of a Douglas fir.

At first glance, these Glittering Lemon Sandwich Cookies could easily be mistaken for a sparkly macaron—they have a similarly elegant-sandwich thing going on. But these little guys have a cool, lemony flavors and a melty-crumbly texture from the confectioners' sugar and corn starch in the dough, and the outside is all sugary crunch from the brightly-hued sanding sugar.

As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of The Gourmet Cookie Book to give away this week.

Adapted from The Gourmet Cookie Book. Copyright © 2010. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available wherever books are sold. All Rights Reserved.

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