Strawberry Lemonade Sandwich Cookies

by foodlikecake

These sandwich cookies are perfect for spring/summer. Fluffy strawberry buttercream sandwiched between two chewy lemon cookies. Amazing? Yes. You can enjoy these on a warm day, outside, with a cold glass of milk and some friends. Or by yourself, at the computer, shoving them down your throat as fast as you can. Don’t worry, I won’t judge :-)

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Ingredients: Cookies (makes about 16 cookies or 8 sandwiches)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg, room temperature

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Pink Sugar (Optional)

Strawberry Buttercream

1 cup butter, room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

5 tablespoons strawberry puree (about 8-10 strawberries)

Recipe: Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the melted butter and sugar until combined.

Beat in egg, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla.

With a spoon, mix in all dry ingredients until just combined.

Roll in small (about 2 teaspoons) balls and place on baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Strawberry Buttercream

In the a medium bowl, beat the butter on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes.

Turn the mixer down to low speed and gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar until it is completely incorporated.

Add in vanilla and mix until incorporated.

A tablespoon at a time, beat in the strawberry puree until light and fluffy.

Put about a teaspoon and 1/2 of frosting on every other cookie and “sandwich” them.

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