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Strawberry-Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Strawberry-Lemon Sandwich Cookies feature a sweet strawberry filling between soft lemon cookies.

I hope everyone is having as lovely a summer as we’re experiencing here in NYC. It hasn’t really been hot at all, and I’m actually willing to go outside in the middle of summer. Amazing. Whether it’s steaming hot or pleasantly mild for you this summer, these cookies are just the thing to make your summer even better.

Sweet, tart, soft lemon cookies get sandwiched around a sweet strawberry filling for a lovely summer treat!

These lovely sandwich cookies combine two fresh-tasting favorites – lemons and strawberries – into a soft and sweet treat that’s as pretty as it is tasty. I’m not sure I’ve baked anything this year that looks and tastes more summery than these cookies. They’re just so bright and happy, aren’t they?

The cookies themselves are all about the lemon. They’re soft and just lightly sweet to go along with that tart lemon flavor. Then, the strawberry filling with its wonderful sweetness counters that citrus flavor for a perfectly sweet and tart treat.

I like to serve these slightly chilled on a warm day. There’s just something about biting into one of these straight from the refrigerator that’s the perfect summer remedy.

For more summer baking ideas, be sure to see more summer favorites!

Strawberry-Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Yield 14 sandwich cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes

These Strawberry-Lemon Sandwich Cookies are the perfect sweet and tart combination for summer!

Strawberry-Lemon Sandwich Cookies feature a sweet strawberry filling between soft lemon cookies.


For the cookies:

  • 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • sanding sugar

For the filling:

  • 3 ounces strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar


To make the cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Whisk together flour, lemon zest, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and lemon juice, and mix well.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
  5. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared pan, leaving at least 2 inches between each cookie. Flatten each to about 1/2-inch thickness. If desired, sprinkle each cookie with sanding sugar.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Cool cookies on pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Then, remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

To make the filling:

  1. Place strawberries in a food processor or blender. Process until pureed.
  2. Use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add strawberry puree and mix until combined.
  3. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and continue mixing until combined and spreadable.
  4. Spread filling on the bottom of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies so that the bottoms of the cookies face each other.

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This recipe was originally developed for Go Bold with Butter, where I am a paid contributor.

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    13 Comments on “Strawberry-Lemon Sandwich Cookies”

  1. I love this flavor combination, and your cookies look light, and airy!

  2. Oooooooh. I wonder how the lemon cookies would work out sandwiching strawberry ice cream? I think I will try that! Thanks for the recipe – they look yummy!

  3. so… mouth is watering. These cookies sound fantastic.. and they look beautiful

  4. These are so pretty, and with lemon I’m sure to inhale them quickly! LOVE!

  5. Love these Jennifer! Nothing is more refreshing than lemon in the summertime. Plus, two cookies are better than one 🙂

  6. These are super pretty! Perfect summer cookie 🙂

  7. mmm two of my favorites in one! I love strawberry and lemon together. I’m so glad you’re having beautiful weather up in NYC! 🙂

  8. Yum and yum! I love sandwich cookies and these flavors are perfect for summer!

  9. Oooh these cookies look delicious! I love how big and round they are. And the sweet pink strawberry filling looks divine!

  10. these cookies look seriously delicious.. i am so craving one right now, you can never go wrong with a sandwich cookie!

  11. I seriously love how summery these are! Lemon flavored sweet treats are some of my favorites and the fruit infusion sounds equally as perfect.

  12. Oh theseeeee. This is the type of cookie that I can’t stop eating. SO good!

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