Lemon Strawberry Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies Recipe

These sandwich cookies are delicious! They are easy to make and a terrific birthday or celebration treat because they are filled with cream cheese.  

Cookie – 1 stick (115 g) unsalted butter, softened – 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar – 1 large egg – 1 tablespoon lemon zest – 2-4 drops lemon oil, (I use LorAnn oils) – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/8 teaspoon sea salt – 1 1/2 cups (200 g) all-purpose flour – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder – 1/3 cup granulated sugar, for coating the cookie Filling – 13 tablespoons (180 g) unsalted butter, softened – 1 cup (160 g) powdered sugar – 9 oz (260 g) cream cheese, at room temperature – 1/4 cup (60 ml) strawberry powder (freeze dried), plus more to taste

INGREDIENTS

Make cookies Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats and preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).   

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until creamy. Stir in egg, lemon zest, lemon oil, vanilla, and salt. Stir baking powder with flour to make dough. Without dry areas, it should be smooth.   

STEP 2

Roll 28 dough balls. Roll each one in granulated sugar and press flat on baking pans. Look like 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) medallions. Soft dough may be molded into perfect side rings.   

STEP 3

Bake cookies till edges are golden brown, 8–9 minutes. Let cool completely from oven.   

STEP 4

Making filling Smoothly combine butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk cream cheese smooth. Add strawberry powder last. Add sugar or powder to taste.  

STEP 5

Cover the filling and chill for 1-2 hours or overnight to firm before making the cookies.   

STEP 6

Assembly Fill half the cookies with a heaping tablespoon (I use an ice cream scoop). Cover each biscuit and gently push to release filling.  

STEP 7

Remove extra frosting with knife or spatula. Strawberry powder can be added on the sides. Keep sandwiches cold until serving.  

STEP 8

Bring sandwiches to room temperature for 15–30 minutes before serving. Sandwich cookies last 2-3 days in the fridge.  

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