Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Eek! I LOVE Super Bowl Sunday. I actually count down to the day each and every new year. I mean, whats not to love about the three “Fabulous F”s: Friends, Football and my favorite of the three FOOD!

Today though, I am sure you are appetizer-ed out (yes appetizer-ed is totally a legit adjective), so I thought I would share a refreshing cookie.

These Lemon Sandwich Cookies have the perfect hint of lemon in each and every bite. The lemon buttercream is the perfect compliment to the soft and chewy cookie.

These are the perfect treat to sit down to on a Sunday afternoon. Or any day and time, really :)

Lemon Sandwich Cookies... soft chewy cookies filled with a delicious lemon buttercream! The perfect amount of lemon for a refreshing bite each and every time!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Soft chewy cookies filled with a delicious lemon buttercream! The perfect amount of lemon for a refreshing bite each and every time!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2¼ cups flour
Lemon frosting:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • yellow food coloring if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and beat in well. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla and mix until well blended. Add salt, baking powder and flour and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Roll cookies in 1 inch ball and place on greased cookie sheet. Space cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart from each other. Press cookie balls down slightly and sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden on te edges of cookies.
Lemon Buttercream
  1. Combine ingredients for frosting and beat until smooth and creamy. Spread frosting on a cookie and place another one on the frosting side of cookie to make a cookie sandwich.


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  1. Joshua Hampton

    Wow! These cookies look like sunshine on a plate. They're so bright and yellow and cheerful. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    The cookies themselves look so light and buttery and just like the perfect thing to hold that gorgeous filling! Soooo pretty and perfect for spring!

  3. Sonia

    I'd like to know how many cookies does the recipe yield, to adjust it for my needs... Thanks :)

  4. Mariana

    Made these today!!! amazingly good!!!!! they are perfect!!!! thanks for the recipe.

  5. Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

    You had me a "lemon". I cannot resist anything with citrus!

  6. Linda

    Gonna have to try these lemon cookies, lemon is my favorite and they look delicious. ty

  7. Jessica


    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I've been craving lemon everything for months! These are perfect! I made them yesterday and wish I had made only half of the recipe...because I want to eat them ALL :)

  8. Sameena

    is it plain flour or self raising flour....

    1. Chef in Training

      all purpose

  9. Tonia

    These look amazing. What do recommend as to filling them….should filling be refrigerated?…..should cookies be filled as used or can you store filled cookies for a few days. I am always looking for a new cookie to add to my repitore. Thanks for getting back to me.

  10. Jess Chapman

    How many does this recipe make?

  11. PAmela

    I onyl had a couple of tbsps of butter left so i used that and the rest coconut oil. So good!

  12. betsy


    These turned out mighty fine -- I promptly put the recipe in my binder.

  13. andrea

    I did exactly what it said and the dough is not thick where i can roll them in a ball why is that do i need to add more flour?

  14. Kassie


    They are delicious! Could use a but more lemony flavour in the cookie, overall a yummy treat