Lemon Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Lemon Sandwich Cookies Recipe

How To Make Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Fun yet sophisticated, these lemon sandwich cookies are light and fluffy with a zesty and smooth lemon and cream cheese filling.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Chill and Cool Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes



For Cookies:

  • 16tbspunsalted butter
  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • 1tbsplemon zest,finely grated from 1 lemon
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2cupsall purpose flour,spooned and leveled
  • 2tbspgranulated sugar

For Creamy Lemon Filling:

  • 1pkgcream cheese
  • 1tbsplemon zest,finely grated
  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, lemon zest, and salt until combined.

  2. Turn dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap, pat into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap, and chill until firm for about 1 hour (and up to 3 days).

  3. Unwrap dough; place on a lightly floured piece of parchment or waxed paper. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough about ⅛ inch thick (if dough cracks, let it warm up slightly).

  4. Cut out cookies with a 1½-inch round cutter (reroll scraps once, chilling of too soft). Place 1 inch apart on two baking sheets; sprinkle with granulated sugar.

  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until barely beginning to brown; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and zest until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, mixing until smooth.

  2. Mix in remaining sugar as necessary to create a firm but spreadable filling.

  3. Place about 1 teaspoon Creamy Lemon Filling between two cookies, sugared sides facing out; squeeze gently.


  • Calories: 107.38kcal
  • Fat: 6.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.80g
  • Fiber: 0.22g
  • Sugar: 7.33g
  • Protein: 0.92g
  • Cholesterol: 16.17mg
  • Sodium: 41.91mg
  • Calcium: 5.41mg
  • Potassium: 12.89mg
  • Iron: 0.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.43mg
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