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Lemon-Cream Cheese Sandwich Cookies


A recipe for delicious lemon-cream cheese sandwich cookies, the perfect addition to a dessert buffet or to give as wedding favors.

  • Yield: Makes 32

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2011


  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package lemon wafer cookies


  1. Beat cream cheese and butter on medium in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla. Set aside at room temperature until ready to use, about 30 minutes.
  2. Place filling in a pastry bag fitted with a coupler; pipe about 1 tablespoon filling on flat side of half the cookies. Place remaining cookies on top of filling; gently press to squeeze filling to edges. Filled cookies can be stored at room temperature up to 4 hours.

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