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Lemon Blueberry Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Blueberry Sandwich Cookieslemons and blueberriesLemon Blueberry Sandwich Cookies are the ultimate spring time treat, a refreshing cookie!

I made these cookies over the course of 2 days. (The cookies the first day and the filling the second.) They are a little labor intensive, DSC_1094but even more delicious then I hoped they would be!

I was really inspired to use these vintage mini cookie cutters and press.

Lemon Butter Cookie Dough

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl (or stand mixer), beat together 1 cup of the sugar with the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, lemon juice and zest, then gradually blend in the flour mixture. Refrigerate 20 min until firms.

Preheat the oven to 375°.
Roll dough into pieces about 1/4 inch thick and cut out both top and bottom pieces of your sandwich cookies. Place pieces on an ungreased baking sheet and cut out center holes to 1/2 of the cookie sides. I use the cut out pieces and make more from the extra dough to make mini lemon butter cookies as well. (Always super cute with the minis too!) Bake until lightly browned around the edges, about 12 minutes.

Cool the cookies on a rack and store in an airtight container. Makes about 2 dozen lemon cookie sides and 30 minis.

DSC_1121Glaze Icing:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water
  • food coloring (optional)

With whisk, mix together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

Fill an icing bag with metal tip with glaze icing, pipe on around the edges, then fill. On these cookies I did a base coat with a yellow / orange color. Once that set I used purple food coloring and piped on a second detailed layer.

Blueberry Filling:

  • reduce-berries1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Cream the butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer (mixing bowl). Add the vanilla, lemon juice, blueberry mixture, lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar, mixing on medium. Beat until well-combined.

Chill the filling in the refrigerator for 30min-an hour.

Fill another frosting bag with the blueberry filling. Squeeze evenly onto bottom cookie of the sandwiches. Leave about 1/2 around the edge. Press the cookie tops on and squeeze a little filling out of the center.

Chill again for at least 1 hour before serving.

These lemon blueberry sandwich cookies are served best chilled on a warm day. Enjoy!

Lemon Blueberry Sandwich Cookies

 

About Kristy

Hi! I'm Kristy! I'm a graphic & web designer working from home in sunny Florida. Simply put, I LOVE ALL THINGS CREATIVE. 3Peppers is my place to share my creations with you... My three peppers are crafts, cooking and color, what are yours?

Comments

  1. These cookies are beautiful and they look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Featuring YOU today! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/04/25-yummy-cookie-recipes-linkparty.html

    • Kristy O says:

      Ginger, THANK YOU! you’re the first person to feature my blog! you have no idea how much that means to me. Thank you!!!

  3. These look amazing. We love anything blueberry in our house!
    Thanks for sharing at Share it Saturday!

  4. So pretty and delicate~ I bet they taste great too:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. new follower, Wow, Pinned to my MM board, thanks for linking up to Marvelous Mondays at http://www.callmepmc.com
    Paula

  6. So pretty and tasty-looking! These would work so well for a fancy tea party.
    Sara

  7. Katie @ Made to be a Momma says:

    These look so yummy! Love the bluberry filling! I would be delighted to have you share this at my link party!

    http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/04/homemade-by-you-46.html

  8. Oh, these look so yummy and pretty! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    hugs
    Kathy

  9. These are beautiful. Great pictures. We’re having a lemon party and these would be perfect. Found you on Six Sisters. Hope you can come over. http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/lemons-saturday-dishes/

    Linda

  10. These look perfect for a nice light snack! Thank you so much for sharing on foodie friday

  11. Wow, these sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe on Talkin’ about Thursday! I hope to see you this week!

  12. Oh, my. What delicious sounding cookies! And you’ve made them absolutely beautiful!

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