Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Can you tell I love sandwich cookies yet? I really like these! The cookies are flaky and the icing makes them special and they just look cute. I used a scalloped cookie cutter. I will be making these again since I only got to try one before delivering them with the Christmas treats. I found them at Pineapple Hill Designs.
Lemon Sandwich Cookies 
1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature

1 c. powdered sugar
1 T. finely grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
1/2 t. salt
2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
2 T. granulated sugar, for sprinkling
In a large bowl using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest, and salt until combined. With mixer on low, add flour (dough will still be stiff); finish mixing with a wooden spoon.

Turn dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap, pat into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap, and chill until firm, about 1 hour (and up to 3 days). Preaheat oven to 350ยบ.
Unwrap dough; place on a lightly floured piece of parchment or waxed paper. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll dough about 1/8 inch thick (if dough cracks, let it warm up slightly).

Cut out cookies with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter (reroll scraps once, chilling of too soft). Place 1 inch apart on two baking sheets; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake until barely beginning to brown, 15 to 20 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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

Makes 3 dozen

*Creamy Lemon Filling: Makes enough for 3 dozen sandwich cookie
1 (4-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1 T. finely grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
1 to 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese and zest until smooth. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, mixing until smooth. Mix in remaining sugar as necessary to create a firm but spreadable filling.


  1. Yum! Those cookies look delicious! :) I just might have to whip up a batch myself.
    Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. :)

  2. Dangit! Why didn't i find these before I started my weekly Monday diet??! super yummy looking.

    Thanks for swinging by my blog - following back.

    The Survival Mama

  3. oh these look yummy! I'm guessing there's always a sweet treat in your home. ;) Hope you had a Merry Christmas! (did you get to spend it with your kids?)

  4. Oh wow! These look great! Wish I would have had this for my goodie boxes. I made the usual fudge and truffles. They were way too good though!!

  5. Ohhh my heavens... those looks SO good. I love anything with lemon. Lemon bars are my favorite... but these, I'm going to have to try making. Glad to find your blog! Happy New Year!

  6. ooooh, these look sinful - one of my kids is a true lemon addict, which means if I make them at least he can help me devour the evidence before ManOfTheHouse gets home :)

    thanks for coming by my blog!!!

  7. First - Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)
    Second - These cookies look DELICIOUS! I'd attempt to make them myself, but honestly, I REALLY don't need to consume any more sweets for a good 6 months. ;)
    Third - I'd love for you to feature some of my Etsy creations. I'm actually having a huge sale right now (free shipping, no sales tax AND take 10% off using coupon code: babydays10 at checkout). The sale is to celebrate baby #3's arrival next month. I'll be putting my Etsy shop in vacation mode as of January 10th! The sale will be good until then. :)

  8. Oh yummy, these look good. I'm going to have to give them a try.

  9. Valerie, thanks for your nice comment on my blog! These cookies look SO good and I'm for sure going to try them! :)


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