Monday, April 11, 2011

Giant Lemon Raspberry Sandwich Cookie

I had an urge to make a giant cookie sandwich.  It just had to be done.  The filling was a bit of a fail though as it was waaaaaaay too firm.  It did, however, make an amazing truffle center...so I'm stoked about that little discovery.  To fix the filling....omit the melted white chocolate....the powdered sugar might need to go up a cup or so, but otherwise it would be workable in that form.

The lemon flavor in the filling really dominated the entire dessert.  I would have done better to do a lemon flavored cookie instead of raspberry to tie it all together....hindsight.  Anywho....much fun putting this together.  Plus I got to play around with Kool-Aid which still makes me giggle.  ;)


Giant Lemon Raspberry Sandwich Cookie

Cookie:
2 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup raspberry preserves
12oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar.  Add in eggs, vanilla, and preserves.  Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Fold in semi sweet chocolate chips.

Divide dough in half.  Spread each half on a parchment covered cookie sheet forming a rough circle. Sprinkle the top of cookies with the turbinado sugar.  Bake at 350 for 18 to 20 minutes, until nicely browned.  Cool on racks.

Filling:
14oz non fat sweetened condensed milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 envelope Ice Blue Raspberry Lemon Kool-Aid
12oz white chocolate chips

Mix together sweetened condensed milk, Kool-Aid, and powdered sugar.  Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth.  Mix melted chocolate into milk mixture.  Spread filling between the cookies.

Melt milk chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth.  Spoon into ziplock back with one corner cut off.  Drizzle chocolate across the top of the cookie. Chill until chocolate sets.  Slice into wedges to serve.

A little lookie at the inside...
The light blue color just screams Spring and Easter to me.  ;)  I should have gone with a nice traditional chocolate filling....but sometimes you just want to make something blue...ehehehehe.  Hmmm....maybe some mini chocolate chips in the filling would have helped mesh the flavors together too.

44 comments:

  1. A giant sandwich cookie sounds awesome! Raspberry and lemon are such a wonderful combination, and in a cookie would be delicious! Love the chocolate on top as well :)!

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  2. Thats a king of cookies! Adorable!

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  3. I so love this idea, and it looks delicious. Also great when you make another little discovery along the way for future recipes!

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  4. What a great idea?!! I love the filling too..sounds really tasty!!!

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  5. Hm. Lemon, raspberry and chocolate sound fabulous. It looks like a huge whoopie pie!

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  6. A giant cookie! I dont think anything sounds better then that! I love the sound of the filling, so yummy.

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  7. A giant cookie!! This looks so good! I love the flavors, so springy!

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  8. I have never seen anything like this and I'm totally craving it now! WOW! I LOVE IT!!

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  9. I want to pick up this sandwich cookie with my two hands and eat it like a sandwich! I can pretend I shrank and am eating a regular sized sandwich cookie.

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  10. Wow... such a thing has no business in my house! It would be quite dangerous, haha. You did a great job!

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  11. Love this post! You are so creative :) I wish I could have a slice of that cookie!

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  12. I was thinking the same as Roxan; I'd love to pick it up and eat it like a sandwich. But alas, I must make it and cut so I can share. Great idea, you're very inventive.

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  13. This looks super gorgeous and too yummy not to try. Super creative! :)

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  14. Wowza, that is an achievement - yummy

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  15. That is a giant cookie! Love the filling, very summery indeed

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  16. I love the idea of a giant sandwich cookie! Looks fantastic.

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  17. I have never made a giant sandwich cookie. It looks like so much fun. Great post.

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  18. I hope you didn't have to eat that all by yourself. It sounds so good.
    -Gina-

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  19. Oh I love this! That's so yummy! This could be the cousin to my giant muffins!! ;-)

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  20. Thank you so much for giving your "hindsight" insights. They make for such an honest recipe.

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  21. I love the idea :-))That's a great sandwich and filling sounds great too.

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  22. It looks like you have had an awesome time experimenting with flavors. I love the idea of one big cookie!

    Good on you!

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  23. I love your over the top desserts. That cookie looks amazing.

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  24. Yum yum and more yum. That looks crazy good!

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  25. WOW!! This looks amazing :-) yummmmm

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  26. This looks delicious, esp. the picture of the slice where you can see all of that yummy filling! I love the combo of lemon and raspberry! Another great creation!!

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  27. Great recipe, I love huge cookies - :)

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  28. Fabulous! Do I have to share the cookie or should I just make one for everyone? I love that it uses kool aid for colour and flavour!

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  29. Oh man!! That is one giant cookie! Looks delicious! :D

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  30. I want to stick my face in this - 1 year old birthday cake-style. :)

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  31. This really is a homerun :-). It looks and sounds wonderful and I'm sure it is delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  32. Awwwww *drool*

    I'm left speechless in this cookie's awesomeness.

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  33. That looks lovely. My daughter would be so excite by the shear size of it.

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  34. That is one of the most exciting cookie I have seen, gorgeous...

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  35. It looks great! And anything involving cookies, well, you know I'm all over that. Sounds like you have fun.

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  36. Such a fantastic idea! I love the flavors of lemon and raspberry together. I'd probably try to tone down the lemon so more of the raspberry comes out.

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  37. Oh my. Forget whoopie pies, this is my type of cookie sandwich! =D

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  38. Big filled cookie? I'm game for this wonderful treat!

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  39. Nice! I think the filling is better firm, rather than too runny, can't imagine the mess! :) This is so cute. I just have to show this to my husband!

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