Lemon curd is the perfect compliment to the sweet sugar cookies.

Makes about 60

2 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup butter, softened

1 1⁄2 cups sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  5. Gradually blend in dry ingredients.
  6. Roll out the dough to a thin layer, and cut out hearts, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Cut out smaller hearts in the large ones for the sandwich cookies.
  8. Bake 8–10 minutes in the oven, or until golden.
  9. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
  10. to make sandwich cookies, place a little lemon curd between 2 cookies and serve.

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Photography by Susanna Blavarg

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