Lemon Cream Sandwich Shortbread Cookies

These buttery cookies with a creamy lemon filling will just melt in your mouth!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 25

Ingredients

Cookies

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ shortbread cookie mix
1
cup butter, softened (not melted)
Granulated sugar, colored sugar or decors, if desired

Lemon Buttercream Filling

3
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
3
to 4 teaspoons lemon juice
3
to 4 teaspoons whipping cream or half-and-half

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F (or 375°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheet). Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix and 1 cup butter until soft dough forms.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll dough about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, about 2x2 inches. Place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat Lemon Buttercream Filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Spread about 1 heaping measuring teaspoonful filling on bottom of 1 cooled cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press cookies together. Store cookies in airtight container.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.