Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Sandwich Cookies - Tender, crunchy lemon shortbread cookies sandwiched with a zingy sweet lemon filling. Lemon lovers look no further!

Lemon sandwich cookies are tender, crunchy lemon shortbread cookies sandwiched with a zingy sweet lemon filling. These cookies are a lemon lovers dream! Great for all your spring and summer gatherings. The taste of sunshine in a cookie.

Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Sandwich Cookie dough rolled in plastic wrap and chilled overnight

To make the lemon cookie dough cream the sugar, butter, and salt until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Add the flour in thirds just until incorporated. Turn the dough out of the bowl and roll into a 9″x2″ log. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours up to overnight. I recommend overnight, it seems lemon flavor is much better.

baked Lemon Sandwich Cookies on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Slice into thin 1/4″ discs. Place one inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Lemon Sandwich Cookies - Tender, crunchy lemon shortbread cookies sandwiched with a zingy sweet lemon filling. Lemon lovers look no further!

Use an electric mixer to mix the cream cheese, lemon juice, zest, confectioners’ sugar, and salt. Place in a piping bag or spread with a spoon onto half of the cookies. Place another cookie on top to make a sandwich.

Lemon Sandwich Cookies stacked on gray plate in front of a white bowl of lemons

Let the filling set up for a few hours before serving.

close up of Lemon Sandwich Cookies stacked on gray plate

Serve and enjoy these Lemon Sandwich Cookies! A burst of lemon flavor with every bite.

5 from 2 votes
Lemon Sandwich Cookies - Tender, crunchy lemon shortbread cookies sandwiched with a zingy sweet lemon filling. Lemon lovers look no further!
Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Lemon Sandwich Cookies - Tender, crunchy lemon shortbread cookies sandwiched with a zingy sweet lemon filling. Lemon lovers look no further!
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cookie
Servings: 12 -14 cookies
Calories: 334 kcal
Author: DSTR
Ingredients
Cookie
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
Filling
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Cream the sugar, butter, and salt until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Add the flour in thirds just until incorporated. 

  2. Turn the dough out of the bowl and roll into a 9"x2" log. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Slice into thin 1/4" discs. Place one inch apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake about 20 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Filling
  1. With an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, lemon juice, zest, confectioners' sugar, and salt. Place in a piping bag or spread with a spoon onto the flat side of half of the cookies. Place another cookie on top to make a sandwich.

  2. Let the filling set up for a few hours before serving.

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I need a glass of milk…they look so yummy. I would love for you to come share on my NEW Classy Flamingos Blog Party – Wed thru Fri poinsettiadr.com

    1. Reply

      Thanks so much, Linda! I will drop by.

  2. Reply

    I love lemon and these lemon sandwich cookies sound divine! The filling sounds soooo good. Thank you for sharing on This is How We Roll.

  3. Reply

    I love your recipes, but it would be nice if you gave a yield of how many cookies for each recipe. It would be time saver for others so they would know whether to reduce, double or triple recipe according to family size instead of having to make a second batch immediately to double should their family be large!

    1. Reply

      Hi, Margo! Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. I thought I had put the number of servings in the recipe…oops. I have updated the recipe to show 12-14 cookies. Thank you so much for visiting our blog!

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