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Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Soft and chewy with a delicious buttercream center the Lemon Sandwich Cookies are fun, flavorful and easy to whip up. Your new favorite spring and summer cookie!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Cooling1 hr
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 283kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbs lemon zest
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease or place parchment paper on two baking sheets.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir flour, salt, and baking powder together, set aside.
  • In an stand mixture, cream butter and sugar togethers until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Next add the dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time, mixing well in between each addition.
  • Drop Tablespoon sized dough onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  • Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes before moving to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make buttercream in stand mixer cream butter until fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and mix again until creamy and smooth.
  • Lastly add the lemon zest and lemon juice and mix again.
  • Add buttercream to a piping bag and pipe onto one cookie (you can use a knife and spread on if you don’t have a piping bag). Place another cookie on top.
  • Repeat with remaining cookies.


  1. If you are not a huge lemon fan but still like it you can make plain buttercream instead of lemon flavored.
  2. This batch can easily be doubled to make more for guests or to freeze for later.
  3. These can be frozen, see my tips above on how to do that.
  4. You can use fresh or bottled lemon juice for these.
  5. Give them a dusting of powdered sugar to top off the flavor.
  6. Pipe or spoon on the frosting into the center, either way will work.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg