Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

filed under: Sandwich Cookies on October 14, 2013

Did I ever tell you the whole reason that this blog started was because of my love for sugar cookies?  (That is seriously the BEST sugar cookie recipe.  Ever.)  Anytime anyone said anything about cookies my mind would wonder to the light and sugary deliciousness that is a soft sugar cookie.

Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Zesty and sweet!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cookies
Servings: 12
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 1/2 cups (339g) butter
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Eggs Yolks
  • 3 teaspoons Lemon Extract
  • 2 drops Yellow Gel Food Coloring
  • *zest of one lemon
  • 4 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks and mix until combined.
  4. Add in lemon extract and yellow food coloring; mix until combined. You may add more food coloring to achieve the desired color.
  5. *If you want to use fresh lemon zest, add it now. I did not with these cookies.
  6. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly (about a cup at a time) add flour to butter mixture and combine. You can use a mixer or not, just depends on how strong you are.
  7. Put dough in some Saran wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.


As I grew and changed and tried new things I started to make more and more cakes, but I have never lost my love for the simple yet perfect creation that is a sugar cookie.

Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

I decided to create some Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwich Cookies.  But these cookies aren’t just because I had a sweet craving, they are actually for a very special friend.


Lemon Sugar Cookie Sandwich Cookies


In addition to trying to make these cookies have a wonderfully citrusy lemon flavor, I added food coloring and tried to shape them into lemons.  Uh, rustic lemons.

Pairing a sweet vanilla buttercream with the cookies was a great way to please your tastebuds.


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  • Tania says:

    Is it possible to use fresh lemon juice instead of the lemon extract??
    They look great though. They’re going on my list of things to make ????

  • Elle says:

    How many cookies/sandwiches does this recipe make? (please specify if you mean it makes __ sandwiches or __ cookies. Thank you!

  • Elisha Michelle Ellsworth says:

    What happened to the ingredients and the recipe? Right now it says This recipe has no ingredients. This recipe has no instructions. This recipe is amazing and I was looking forward to making it again. Please tell me it’s a glitch.

    • Amanda says:

      It should be there now, sorry about that!

  • Erin says:

    Instead of lemon extract, how could I use fresh lemon? I have a VERY plentiful MEYER lemon tree!

  • Connie says:

    I wish you offered an email option for recipes. 🙂

  • Chris says:

    New to your website…your recipes look great. Got to go shopping. Chris

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