Did everyone have a good Easter? I sure did! I was able to do all of my favorite things in one day; run, eat, visit with family, cook, bake, and eat some more! I started my morning with a 10 mile run knowing that by the end of the day all those calories burned would be irrelivent with all the candy that would be consumed throughout the day and the delicious cake I was making for dessert. After my run I started the day of feasting off right with one of these delicious lemon sandwich cookies.
If you like lemon and you like cookies, or even better if you like lemon cookies that are smashed together with sweet lemon buttercream between them, then this is the cookie for you!
I decided to make these cookies after looking at all the discs that my Grandma’s old spritz cookie press came with.
There was a cute flower shaped one that I decided would be perfect for making Easter/Spring cookies. I followed my Grandma’s spritz cookie recipe making a couple modifications including replacing some of the flour with white whole wheat flour, adding lemon zest, and using vanilla extract instead of almond extract.
Well, I could have just stopped there, but what fun would that be! I was making these cookies to give as Easter gifts so I wanted them to be extra special. I decided to make them into sandwich cookies and fill them with yummy lemon buttercream filling. I have a lemon tree loaded with lemons so it wasn’t like I was short on the star ingredient!
To make the buttercream I simply beat together the butter, milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest until it was fluffy.
Then I added in the powdered sugar and a drop of yellow food coloring and beat it again until there were no more lumps. I ended up with way more buttercream than I needed, next time I will only make half that amount….or make more cookies, I’m sure my husband and family wouldn’t object to more cookies!
Once the cookies have cooled completely, spread a little (or a lot) of the buttercream on one cookie and then smash the other one down on top. Take a bite of the cookie sandwich or shove the whole thing in your mouth. The fresh, sweet and tangy taste of the lemon fills your mouth making you smile and go “mmmmmm”. I promise these cookies will not disappoint!