Sunday was a day at home for Kate and me. I was up most of the night, Kate awoke with the fever and sore throat she had when she went to sleep, and I needed to bake a cherry pie for the father in the house. Well, not needed, so much as wanted.

In and around the baking of that, I baked and filled Lemon Cream-Filled Medallions from The Joy of Cookies, thereby knocking two more lemons out of my kitchen. Also known as, Medaljakager (Danish), these are composed of two spicy (cinnamon! nutmeg! allspice! ginger! cloves!) cookies fused together with a sweet, tart lemon filling — Sharon Tyler Herbst calls it “a sprightly lemon filling,” and sprightly it is. Made of butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice and zest, it zings, is not too sweet, and is light and buttery. (Hmmmm… Buttery is a recurring theme here lately.) The flavors are bold and excellent together. I’ve frozen two thirds of them for another day.

Thus endeth the baking of cookies until Kate and I return from DC. Except, of course, for the batch of chocolate chip butter drops (minus the walnuts; some people are fussy about nuts — not that I know whether he is; just don’t want to risk it) as a farewell-and-thanks-for-the-excellent-service-and-many-dog-biscuits gift for Harry the letter-carrier. But then I’m done! Srsly. Until next week.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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2 Responses to Medaljakager

  1. when your freezer is totally full of a variety of cookies–i might just be FORCED to take a drive upstate.
    They all sound so wonderful!

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