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Lemon Cookies With Lemon Cream

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 40 Sandwich cookies


Indulge, in the allure of these Lemon Cookies With Lemon Cream, where every bite takes you on a journey of contrasting textures and flavors. Just imagine the delicate crunch of the buttery cookies giving way to a smooth and tangy lemon filling. Each component complements the other creating a symphony for your taste buds. The refreshing tang of lemon zest perfectly balances the sweetness of the velvety cream transforming these cookies into not a treat but an immersive sensory experience. Whether enjoyed on afternoons or as an addition to your dessert spread these cookies bring an elegant touch and a burst of vibrant flavor that will surely leave a lasting impression, on any culinary occasion.


For the Cookie Dough:

Unsalted Butter: 8 oz softened (16 tbs or 226 grams)

Egg Yolk: 1 large, at room temperature

Fresh Lemon Juice: 1 tsp

Granulated Sugar: 1 c (206 grams)

Lemon Zest: Finely grated zest from 2 lemons (no white pith)

Cream Cheese: 3 oz softened (86 grams)

Salt: ⅛ tsp

Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp

All-Purpose Flour: 2 ⅔ c (337 grams)

For the Lemon Filling:

Vanilla Extract: ½ tsp

Lemon Zest: Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

Fresh Lemon Juice: 1 tbsp

Unsalted Butter: ½ c softened (4 oz or 113 grams)

Powdered Sugar: 1 ⅔ c plus more for dusting (190 grams)


Set your oven temperature to 350°F (177°C).

Line the baking sheets, with parchment paper.

Fit a pastry bag, with a decorator tip.

Make the cookie dough:

Combine half of the sugar with lemon zest until it turns yellow.

In a bowl mix together cream cheese, butter, lemon-infused sugar, remaining sugar, egg yolk, lemon juice, salt and vanilla extract until it becomes fluffy.

Gradually add flour to the mixture.

Pipe out the cookies:

Fill the pastry bag with half of the dough. Pipe 1 ½ inch rounds onto your baking sheets.

Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes. Until they turn golden brown.

Prepare the lemon filling:

Combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice until you get a creamy consistency.

Assemble the cookies:

Once cooled down completely spread some lemon cream on one cookie and sandwich it with another cookie.

Enjoy your Lemon Cookies With Lemon Cream!


If you’re a fan of the delightfulness found in our Lemon Cookies With Lemon Cream but require a gluten-free alternative we have an exciting suggestion, for you! Just swap out the all-purpose flour listed in the recipe with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure to find a blend specifically designed to be a one-to-one replacement, for flour so you can achieve that delightful texture and flavor. Remember, don’t overlook checking if your baking powder and other ingredients are gluten-free.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Lemon Cream Cookie Magic