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.

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


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.

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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  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    These cookies are perfect for Liz’s party. Even better that you shaped them into little lemons.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Meagan!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    I so wish I had these in front of me right now!!! Thank you so much for your sweet words and bringing these amazing cookies to my shower!!! xoxoxo

    • Amanda says:

      YAY LIZ!!! Love being a part of this and celebrating you!!

  • The Healthy Apple says:

    These are the most adorable cookies ever. Love this idea!!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you! So kind of you!

  • Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says:

    Love these and how cute shaped like lemons!

    • Amanda says:

      lol Thanks! Fun to be a part of this with you!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Amanda, these are beautiful! Such a lovely treat to help celebrate Liz’s baby shower!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks! I sure hope she had a fabulous time at her shower! 🙂

  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    goodness gracious… my heart stopped for a second when I saw these cookie sandwiches. I want them all!

    • Amanda says:

      You are so sweet. Thanks girl!

  • Heather @ SugarDish(Me) says:

    These are GORGEOUS rustic lemons!! I love a good sugar cookie! I am doing all the food for a friend’s baby shower next month and I am TOTALLY making these cookies! Yay for Liz at the Lemon Bowl and Yay for all the happy bloggy friends that did this. You guys are awesome!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    I love a good sugar cookie, too! Your adorable lemon-shaped cookies look AMAZING!!

  • Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says:

    Mmm, there is nothing quite like an amazing sugar cookie! I love these lemon-flavored beauties – perfect for a baby shower!

  • Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke says:

    Lemon Sugar Cookies??? Yes, Please!

  • Erin @ Texanerin Baking says:

    You started your blog because of your love of sugar cookies?! I love that. 🙂

    And these look amazing! Such a bright and cheery color. And I’m sure they taste cheer-y, too!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Erin! Love seeing your smiling face! 🙂

  • Nikki @Seeded at the Table says:

    Whoa! I could probably eat 5 or 6 of these right now! 🙂 Lemon sugar cookies sandwiches?? Okay, maybe more like 7 or 8! 😉

    Such a fun shower with a great group, honoring a WONDERFUL gal!

  • bridget {bake at 350} says:

    I know these are SO good…and they look SO sweet!

  • Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    Amanda! What a wonderful surprise:) Thanks so much for the shout out and linky-love! Your cookies are pure sunshine and they make me happy…perfect for a baby shower! XO!

  • Deborah says:

    Ooh, I love these! I love the bright yellow, and you can never go wrong with sugar cookies!

  • TidyMom says:

    lemon sugar cookies? oh my that sounds like heaven!!

    What a fun surprise for Liz!!!

  • My sister and I made these over the weekend and they were absolutely divine. So soft, with the perfect lemon flavor (though ours were not as pretty as yours, lol). Thanks for a wonderful recipe Amanda!

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