Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Welcome to Day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Sandwich Cookies

When I was planning my #ChristmasWeek “menu” I noticed that mostly chocolate cookie recipes came to mind so I had to change it up and share these lemon sandwich cookies. I haven’t had very many chocolate cookie posts before, but this week there was sort of a theme. You may have noticed that chocolate and peanut butter are a favorite of mine. :) When we bake at home, there is usually chocolate involved because my other half is completely bonkers for it. Some of those recipes haven’t made it onto the blog yet. He does strongly dislike peanut butter though, so this was definitely a good week to make some peanut butter and chocolate cookies! At least I had you to share them with. :)

This cookie is for our friends that cannot eat chocolate for one reason or another. Everyone gets cookies at our table! Tuck this recipe away for your friends that don’t eat chocolate for whatever reason and make them these cute little sandwich cookies. :)

These are an adaptation from the lemonade cookie recipe that we had adapted months ago. I went the extra mile and piped the dough onto the cookie sheet so that the cookies would bake into a more rounded shape, beautiful enough to serve at any holiday party! These lemon cookies are well liked by the kiddos so I know there will be no problem watching these disappear.

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Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Sandwich Cookies for #ChristmasWeek #Freund
 
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These cookies are fluffy and very cake like. Filled with a cream cheese frosting, these sandwich cookies are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
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Recipe type: cookies, dessert
Serves: 22

Ingredients
  • Cookies:
  • 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
  • Filling:
  • 8 oz. siftened cream cheese
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. room temperature butter

Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Add butter and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Be sure to scrape spatula and bottom of the mixing bowl.
  3. Then add the pinch of salt and fold in the Greek yogurt.
  4. Fold in the lemon juice combined with the lemonade.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. Pipe batter into a circle, spiraling from the inside out. Mine are usually 1¾ inches by 1¾ inches before baking.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes or until the very tips of the edges start to almost turn light brown.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Spoon into a pastry bag or a plastic zipper bag, cutting a hole in one of the corners if necessary.
  11. 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.
  12. This recipe should make approximately 22 sandwich cookies, depending on the size of your cookies.

  1. taranolandtaranoland12-13-2013

    I love a big variety of cookies and flavors at Christmas time, chocolate is fantastic but lemon for me even better!!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-13-2013

      I must admit that I welcome the lemon cookies! I like chocolate but it is not a “must” for me. Thank you for stopping by Tara! Happy Day 5!

  2. Lemon cookies are one of my favorite kinds. They are so refreshing and satisfying at the same time. I am glad you added them amongst the chocolate!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-14-2013

      The only thing better than a cookie is two cookies with frosting in the middle! I’m glad you like them Kristen! It’s always nice to have a break from chocolate.

  3. Lemon. You had me drooling at lemon.

    Happy day #5!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-14-2013

      Jen, these were so good I made them again last night when I should be sick and tired of cookies. :D

  4. theninjabakertheninjabaker12-14-2013

    Oh, yum! Love a good pucker in a cookie =)

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-15-2013

      I always forget how much I love lemon until I make things like this. :)

  5. These cookies look amazing. I need that lemony goodness in my mouth. Yum!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-15-2013

      They are sooo good that I keep baking batches to give away just so I can sneak a few! :)

  6. Dude this is amazing. I want these cookies in my life. Like now. Like immediately. I can hop on a plane immediately so you better get crackalacking. Thanks for joining us this week. xx

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-15-2013

      Your ticket is waiting. I will pick you up…with cookies in hand!

  7. Kristi Parsons WolfeKristi Parsons Wolfe12-15-2013

    These look yummy!

  8. Kristi WolfeKristi Wolfe12-15-2013

    These look delicious!!!

  9. Delicious! Love that you used Greek yogurt, too!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-16-2013

      Oh so very delicious! I keep making them and they keep disappearing.

  10. OOhh!! I remember your tease about this treat not containing chocolate!! LOVE these sandwich cookies, and I know they would be the favorite for my mom too. Saving!!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-21-2013

      There are never any leftovers of these! Both a good thing and a bad thing. :) Thanks for stopping by Kim!

  11. Emily WellsEmily Wells12-20-2013

    To start with, several of the Nestable Bin Boxes!

    • Dionne BaldwinDionne Baldwin12-21-2013

      That’s a really good idea. I am adding those to my wish list!

  12. Amanda FalickiAmanda Falicki12-20-2013

    Spice Jars!

  13. Amy B.Amy B.12-20-2013

    I like the tilt view storage cabinets. So many potential uses.

  14. As much as I am a huge chocolate lover, I find it VERY hard to resist a lemon cookie. Turning the cookies into a sandwich really makes them more like a delicious meal! :-)

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