Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

It's cookie carnival time again! Katie over at the Clean Plate Club hosts it! I missed last month... man where did August go anyway?? But I was able to tackle this months before the big move!! Yup I'm moving apartments, into a totally better place, much nicer, and not with crazy landlords who don't fix anything hooray! As per my usual I totally messed with the recipe to health it up :) Here is the original recipe if you want it.

When I first looked at the recipe I wasn't so sure about it... grapefruit in a cookie?? hmmm I donno... but I gave it a try and I'm so happy I did! These are so tasty and a nice cool summer treat.

I tried to trick John into trying one by not telling him there was grapefruit in it... yeah that plan didn't work...
john: *looking at cooling cookie sheet suspiciously* what are those?
me: I made cookies want to try one?
john: there's no chocolate... what are they
me: cookies for the cookie carnival blog thing I do, want one?
john: hmmm, why wont you tell me what's in them?
me: you'll like them want to try it? *notice I still wont tell him what they are*
john: nah!! *starts walking away, stops and turns with concerned look* wait does this mean you aren't making poose cookies???

hahaha and don't worry I made him poose cookies :)

Pink Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients for cookies
Makes 15 sandwich cookies.

* Grated zest of 1 Ruby Red grapefruit, plus 1/4 cup freshly squeezed juice
* 1/2 cup splenda for baking
* 2 cups whole wheat flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 4 Tbs unsalted butter, softened
* 1/2 cup apple sauce
* 2 large egg yolks
* Pink Grapefruit Cream Filling


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a small bowl, combine zest with 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and remaining sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add apple sauce and egg yolks, and beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in reserved zest-sugar mixture. Add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the juice, and beat to combine.

3. Shape into 2 Tbs size balls and flatten on baking sheet. Bake, rotating sheet halfway through, until edges are golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer sheet to a wire rack to cool 5 minutes. Transfer parchment paper and cookies to rack to cool completely.
5. Using an offset spatula, spread 1 tablespoon filling onto flat sides of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies, keeping flat sides down. Serve immediately or store in the freezer.

Ingredients for filling

* 1 cup fat free cool whip, thawed
* 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit juice


1. In the bowl beat coolwhip and juice until light and fluffy, cover and place in freezer for 30 minutes or until set.


3 chews:

April said...

I didn't make mine healthy, but these sounds really good too! I loved the flavor of the grapefruit!

Yours look lovely! I really liked these once I tweaked the recipe to my liking.

I made a lot of healthy things, but if I messed with cookies, I'd hear about it from my husband!

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