Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Lemon sandwich cookies are soft, cake like cookies with a rich frosting in the middle. With the perfect amount of sweetness, these cookies are extremely popular at holiday parties. They’re great for Christmas cookie plates and gift baskets of edible goodies.
Chocolate and peanut butter are a favorite of mine but I do like to change things up a bit and make treats without any chocolate. 🙂 These are a friend and family favorite. I couldn’t tell you if leftovers of these cookies are just as good as freshly baked because I have never had any leftover to test.
I had never tasted a lemon sandwich cookie before I began making these so they were a first for me. I’ve had the pleasure of baking batch after batch, enjoying every single bite. 🙂
I love the bright lemon flavor and the rich filling in the middle of these cookies. Do you think you could eat just one?
You can visit my fellow bakers (and no bakers) to see what they’ve made for more Christmas and cookie inspirations.
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- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 stick of butter at room temperature
- a pinch of alaea Hawaiian sea salt
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- juice of one lemon + lemonade to equal 6 ounces
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 3 cups of sifted flour
- 8 oz. siftened cream cheese
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- ½ tsp. lemon juice
- 4 tbsp. room temperature butter
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Zest lemon and measure ½ cup sugar into a large mixing bowl and combine for 1 minute using paddle attachment of a stand mixer or a wisk if by hand. Then add remaining ½ cup of sugar and mix for 1 minute.
- Add butter and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Be sure to scrape spatula and bottom of the mixing bowl.
- Then add the pinch of salt and fold in the Greek yogurt.
- Fold in the lemon juice combined with the lemonade.
- Now it's time to fold in the baking soda and the sifted flour. I recommend adding the flour one cup at a time. Keep folding until completely incorporated.
- Spoon batter into a pastry bag or plastic zipper bag and cut a hole in one of the corners for piping if you are using a plastic zipper bag.
- Onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, pipe batter into a circle, spiraling from the inside out. Mine are usually 1¾ inches by 1¾ inches before baking.
- Bake for 8 minutes or until the very tips of the edges start to almost turn light brown.
- Cool on the baking sheet for at least five minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Be sure that they have completely cooled before filling.
- To make the frosting to fill these cookies, add cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice into a mixing bowl along with the butter. Wisk on medium speed until smooth.
- Spoon into a pastry bag or a plastic zipper bag, cutting a hole in one of the corners if necessary.
- Squeeze frosting onto the "bottom" of one cookie leaving about ¼ inch from the side. Place one of the other cookies on top of the frosting, bottom to bottom, and slightly squeeze.
- This recipe should make approximately 22 sandwich cookies, depending on the size of your cookies.