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

Serves:

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Filling:

  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.

Nutrition

  • 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
Have you tried making these delightful Lemon Sandwich Cookies? Share your experience, tips, and photos in the Baking and Desserts forum section!

Was this page helpful?

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Comments