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Nutty Lemon Sandwich Cookies

I wanted to make something non-chocolate for the holidays. Yes, I know, there's white chocolate in there, but white chocolate isn't really chocolate, right?  It has cocoa butter in it, but no chocolate solids, so I figure that's fine for someone not wanting chocolate.

Stacey's Nutty Cookie Ingredients
1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, organic
1 c brown sugar, organic
1 c white sugar, organic
1/4 c peanut butter, organic
2 tbs sunflower seed butter (found this at Trader Joe's)
1 tbs Vanilla Bean Paste
2 c almond meal/flour
2 c unbleached white flour, organic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder

cookie sheet(s)

Stacey's Nutty Lemon Filling Ingredients
6 oz Guittard white chocolate couverture (you could probably use white chocolate chips or any white chocolate block)
2 oz heavy cream, organic
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp citric acid, powdered


First I made the filling since it needs to sit and thicken over time. Melt…

Better Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yes, I know, there's already another one. But I like this recipe better. I made these for my wedding.

Stacey's Pumpkin Cupcake Ingredients
2 c unbleached flour, organic
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin, organic
1 c granulated sugar, organic
8 tbs unsalted butter, organic
2 eggs, organic
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/2 c milk, organic

cupcake pan
cupcake liners
OXO Good Grips Large Cookie Scoop

Stacey's Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, organic
1 1/4 sticks (10 tbs) unsalted butter, organic
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/4 tsp salt
2 c confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.  I prefer to use a mixer for this recipe than to hand stir.  The pumpkin comes out all clumpy and it's murder on my arm to try and stir it by hand.  Since I made 4x this recipe for my wedding, I really needed the standing mixer.

First melt the butter in the microwave a…