Lemon Cookies | Lemon Sandwich Cookies





Lemon sandwich cookies laid out on parchment paper. On the bottom right are three lemon slices, and on the bottom left is a small bowl with lemon buttercream filling.



These easy lemon cookies are flecked with lemon zest, full of a lemon buttercream and style similar to the EBM lemon sandwich biscuits. One of the best ways to get pleasure from these buttery lemon sandwich cookies is with a cup of tea.

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One in every of my favourite issues to have with a cup of chai is biscuits, and one of many regulars within the chai biscuit class is the lemon biscuit sandwich by EBM. English Biscuit Producers (EBM for brief) is a Pakistani biscuit firm, and certainly one of their hottest biscuits is the lemon biscuit sandwich. That is my tackle the identical biscuit utilizing a buttery biscuit dough and a tangy lemon buttercream filling.

Ingredients for lemon sandwich cookies laid out in bowls - flour, butter, icing sugar, cornflour, vanilla essence and lemon zest.
The components wanted to make the cookie dough of the lemon cookies

How you can make lemon sandwich cookies?

  • Make the lemon cookie dough: Step one to creating these lemon sandwich cookies (or lemon sandwich biscuits) is to make the dough. The recipe of the dough is identical one I exploit for making my salted caramel melting moments, simply with lemon zest added. Begin with creaming the butter and sugar and add vanilla essence and lemon zest for taste. Sift over the flour and corn flour and blend collectively until a dough is shaped. Cowl the dough with clingfilm and chill for a minimum of 45 minutes. As soon as the dough is chilled will probably be simpler to roll out and reduce into cookies.
  • Lower and bake the cookies: Roll out the dough on a sheet of parchment paper or a silicon baking sheet and sprinkle the floor with flour. Use your most well-liked cookie cutter to chop the dough into cookies. I used the biscuit cutter from the Soffritto tea cookie stamp cutter for the signature lemon biscuit sandwich look.  Place the cookies on a lined baking tray and bake until pale golden and agency to the contact.
  • Put together the lemon buttercream: The filling for these lemon sandwich cookies is an easy lemon buttercream. Beat softened butter until creamy, then add icing sugar, together with lemon zest and lemon juice. As soon as the lemon buttercream is prepared, use it to sandwich the cookies collectively. Eat the ready lemon sandwich cookies with tea or espresso.
Lemon cookie dough rolled and cut into lemon cookies using a biscuit cookie stamp. On the right is a baking tray with rolled and cut cookies.
Rolled and reduce cookies able to go within the oven.

Tips about making lemon cookies:

  • Chill the cookie dough: There are lots of advantages to chilling cookie dough. Chilly cookie dough is simpler to deal with and roll out. Chilling cookie dough additionally companies it up, lowering the opportunity of your cookies spreading within the oven. So ensure you chill the dough earlier than you begin rolling it out, and if at any time you’re feeling the dough is tough to deal with maintain it within the fridge for a couple of minutes to agency it up. If the kitchen is kind of sizzling or it’s summer time, it’s possible you’ll want to sit back the dough for longer. If the dough is saved within the fridge (or freezer) for too lengthy it’s going to change into arduous. In that case, simply let it sit at room temperature for a couple of minutes until it reaches the suitable temperature and rolling out consistency.
  • Reducing cookies correctly: The primary few instances I made cookies the factor I struggled with probably the most was chopping the cookies. The cookies wouldn’t reduce, or I wouldn’t be capable of carry the cookies to the baking sheet. Right here is methods to forestall that. First ensure you are working in a comparatively cool space of the home, and your cookie dough is chilled. If the kitchen is simply too sizzling, the dough turns into tough to deal with. Use a great high quality cookie cutter with sharp edges. Mud the cookie cutters in flour (or icing sugar) after which reduce the cookie dough. When chopping the cookies, press firmly after which frivolously transfer the cookie cutter from left to proper. This may launch the reduce cookie from the dough, and that method you may simply choose it up and place it on the baking tray. In case you are discovering it tough to carry the reduce cookies use a mini palette knife or a cake server.
A stack of three lemon sandwich cookies with lemon buttercream filling. On the back in the top left corner is a cup of tea with a saucer on which a biscuit is kept. In the background are a few lemon sandwich cookies as well.
A cup of chai with these scrumptious lemon sandwich cookies.

In case you are in search of different biscuit / cookie recipes, do check out the next:

  1. 3 ingredient coconut ladoos (Coconut caramel fudge balls)
  2. Nan Khatai (Pakistani cardamom flavored shortbread biscuits)
  3. Lemon and Cardamom Shortbread
  4. Salted Caramel Melting Moments
  5. Cardamom jam thumbprints (Jam cookies)
  6. and take a look at this put up if you wish to learn to make a vacation cookie field.  

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Lemon sandwich cookies laid out on parchment paper. On the bottom right are three lemon slices, and on the bottom left is a small bowl with lemon buttercream filling.

Lemon Cookies | Lemon Sandwich Cookies

These easy lemon cookies are flecked with lemon zest, full of a lemon buttercream and style similar to the EBM lemon sandwich biscuits. One of the best ways to get pleasure from these buttery lemon sandwich cookies is with a cup of tea.

Whole Time 1 hour 40 minutes

For the cookie dough:

  • 1
    cup
    / 250g butter
    softened
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla essence
  • ½ – 1
    teaspoon
    lemon zest
  • ½
    cup
    / 80g icing sugar
  • 1 ½
    cups
    / 225g all objective flour
  • ½
    cup
    / 75g cornflour

For the lemon buttercream filling:

  • 1/3
    cup
    80g butter
  • 2/3
    cup
    110g icing sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon
    grated lemon rind
  • 1
    teaspoon
    lemon juice

For the cookie dough:

  1. Place softened butter, vanilla essence and lemon zest in a big bowl. Sift icing sugar on high and beat with an electrical mixer till pale and creamy. Sift the flour and cornflour over the butter combination and beat with an electrical whisk until a gentle dough is shaped. If the dough remains to be sticky, add in additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.

  2. Divide the dough into 3 equal items, and form every right into a round disk. Wrap every disk in clingfilm and refrigerate for a minimum of 45 minutes. The dough may be saved within the fridge for upto 2 days, however in that case you will have to melt it barely at room temperature earlier than rolling the dough.

  3. Preheat oven to 160 C / 320 F (140 C fan compelled). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Place 1 portion of dough on a frivolously floured parchment paper or silicon baking mat. Use a frivolously floured rolling pan to roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness (6 mm). In case the dough remains to be sticky, use extra flour or you may place a sheet of parchment paper on high of the dough, after which roll.

  5. Lower cookies utilizing a sq. cookie cutter. I used the Soffritto cookie stamp cutter for the signature lemon biscuit sandwich look. However you need to use any sq. or spherical cookie cutter that you’ve out there at house. To forestall sticking to the dough, mud the cookie cutter in flour after which reduce the dough. Be certain to make use of a great cookie cutter and press firmly in order that the reduce cookies have sharp edges and launch simply.

  6. Repeat with the opposite two dough disks. Any dough scraps may be re-rolled and reduce into cookies. If at any time, the dough feels sticky maintain it within the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to sit back.

  7. Switch the biscuits to the ready baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches (5 cm) aside.

  8. Bake till the biscuits are pale golden and cooked via, 11 to 14 minutes swapping the trays midway via. The cookies will likely be gentle once they come out of the oven however they’ll agency up after cooling. Switch to a wire rack and let cool fully.

For the lemon buttercream filling:

  1. Use an electrical mixer to beat the butter in a small bowl till pale and creamy. Add icing sugar together with lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat on low velocity till mixed and clean.

  2. Use a butter knife to unfold just a little buttercream on the bottom of a cooled biscuit, and sandwich it along with one other biscuit. Repeat until all biscuits are made.

  3. This recipe makes about 16 – 18 biscuits, and the diet is retaining in thoughts 2 biscuits per particular person.

Lemon sandwich cookies laid out on parchment paper. On the bottom right are three lemon slices, and on the bottom left is a small bowl with lemon buttercream filling.











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