Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lemon Lassies

This recipe comes from a well used set of Pillsbury cookbooks. The combination of cinnamon spiced cookie and creamy lemon coconut filling is wonderful and is my youngest son's favourite cookie. They are a change from the familiar drop cookie and they keep very well both in the cookie jar (although they often disappear before they get there) and in the freezer

Lemon Filling
2 eggs
1/2cup sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp. butter
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup medium sweetened coconut

In small sauce pan or microwavable bowl, combine all filling ingredients except coconut. Cook over low heat until thickened stirring constantly, or in microwave for 1 minute intervals stirring well in between.
Remove from heat; add coconut. Cool.

Cookie dough:
1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt

In large mixer bowl combine margarine, sugar egg and molasses. Add dry ingredients Blend well with mixer.
Divide dough into 4 parts.

Shape each part into a 12-15 inch roll. Place 2 rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each roll to a 2 1/2 inch strip. Repeat with the other 2 rolls on a second cooke sheet.

Spread 1/4 of the filling down the centre of each roll and using a spatula, roll long edges to the centre to cover filling. (I find that they look nicer if you let some of the filling show)

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Cut while warm into 1 inch pieces. Remove from pans and cool.


  1. I make a variation of these as a Christmas cookie... but hey, I guess they are too good to just enjoy once a year! A nice chewy cookie, kind of like a ginger snap with a lemon filling.

  2. I love lemon and I've never had these . . yet. I thought for a bit they would turn out with a second bake to make. . what is that called ?
    Well these look delicious Bev.

  3. Boy I really need to do better on the timing of when I come to check out these recipes. Note to self "come only after having a satisfying meal that is filling your tummy" This looks great...

  4. i have never even heard of these, i love recipes that are completely new to me, they look really yummy.

  5. We have enjoyed these at Bev's home and they are yummy. I was hoping you would submit this recipe Bev. KAthy

  6. What's not to like?? Lemon, coconut, molasses and the list goes on! Yummy..thanks Bev!
    Were you thinking biscotti, Lovella?

  7. I have never seen or heard of these before. I tried them today. Yum. And they don't taste too sweet either.

  8. These cookies are so delicious! All my friends and family that I've made them for love them! Thank you!

  9. I entered these in our county fair in 1983. They were the grand prize cookie and best of show for the culinary department. I've found pillisbury bake-off recipies to be very reliable.