Strawberry Lemon Sandwich Cookies

 Two sweet strawberry cookies sandwiched together with tangy Meyer lemon buttercream. 

These cookies are perfect for the changing weather from cold to warm, that's what the weather has been for me.
Also perfect for the Strawberry festival that is coming up in April that we have every year celebrating strawberries.
Last year I made a cookie similar to this one with fresh strawberries but I felt there wasn't enough strawberry flavor in it.
With freeze dried strawberries you get a more concentrated strawberry flavor.
I also had a little helper for the recipe since my niece has Mardi Gras off, so she is able to help me.

Recipes you may like:
Lofthouse-Style Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies
Strawberry Lemon Sugar Cookies
Meyer Lemon Cranberry Scones


Strawberry Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Prep- 15 minutes
Chilling- 1 to 2 hours
Baking- 8 to 10 minutes


1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
2/3 cup Freeze Dried Strawberry, crushed
1 1/2 cups Granulated Cane Sugar plus about 1/2 cup to roll in
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 large egg
2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt

Meyer Lemon Filling
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1/4 cup Vegetable Shortening
4 to 4 1/2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 
2 Tablespoon Meyer Lemon Juice or regular lemons
2 teaspoons Lemon Zest
Pinch of Sea Salt

1. Meyer Lemon filling: In a medium bowl, cream together butter and shortening for 2 to 3 minutes.  Add vanilla extract and lemon zest. Mix again. Slowly add in a 1 1/2 of confections' sugar with 1 1/2 teaspoons of juice. Add the rest of the confectioners' sugar and juice. Cover and sit aside. 
2. Strawberry Cookies: In a small bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. 
3. In another medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix until egg is well incorporated.
4. Add in crushed freeze dried strawberry then half of your flour mixture. Mix until well incorporated. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. 
5. Cover bowl and chill for 1 to 2 hours. 
6. Preheat oven to 325 and cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out a tablespoons worth of dough and roll into the other 1/2 cup of sugar. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
7. Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, they maybe soft in the middle that's okay. Let cool on the cookie sheet on top of wired rack for 5 minutes then transfer to another wired rack to cool completely.
8. Once the cookies are fully cooled, a lemon filling to one cookie and sandwich another on top. Store in a cool place.



  1. Wow, these sound (and look) so good. My daughter just moved to student housing. She is allergic to lemon and gluten free. When she was here, I wouldn't have been able to give them a try, but now I can. Guess what we are having with our afternoon coffee? Yummy!

  2. I had no idea there was a strawberry festival in April. This combines my two favorite flavors. Strawberry and lemon. Yum!

  3. These sound delicious! I always wondered how to use freeze dried fruit (besides powdered into smoothies) and now I know! Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. I must attempt to make these now! These are really great flavors #yummy

  6. Another yummy delight from you! I have never used freeze dried fruit before though my know my teen would enjoy making these

  7. Ooo mmm my mouth is watering. these look super Delicious!! I may actually try baking these at the weekend xx

  8. I love strawberries and lemon together! These look delicious, will put them on my 'to make' list!

  9. Omg, These looks so yummy! I bet these would be great for Valentine’s Day too!

  10. I love strawberry and lemon combos! Yes, freeze-dried berries are the bomb! They have so much flavor and don't add extra liquid to recipes, like fresh berries do. I need to try these cookies stat!

  11. Strawberry and lemon together is always such a great combo! Love the idea of of this cookie sandwich!!!

  12. This is is my kind of sandwich. Lovely idea to use a seasonal flavor like strawberries to make yummy cookies!

  13. These are indeed perfect for the changing of weather! Loved them

  14. I don't think I have had a strawberry and lemon dessert together. It sounds lovely and fresh.

  15. These sandwich cookies look delicious! I love strawberries in everything. I have never tried freeze dried strawberries. Have to look out for those!

  16. These cookies look so yummy! I love strawberry and lemon together!

  17. These cookies look really good, I should try this recipe

  18. Oh my goodness, these look absolutely amazing! I am a big lover of lemon but I never would have thought to pair it with strawberry... definitely a match made in heaven!

  19. Buttercream is my favorite! Great tip about using freeze dried strawberries. I need to try this recipe soon!


  20. These look delicious! I love pairing lemon & strawberry together, they make for the perfect combination of flavors! So pretty too!

    -madi xo |

  21. YUM! I love sandwich cookies. I am going to make these this weekend. Thank you!

  22. Ooh, these look and sound delicious! I love lemon, and I bet it's even better with the strawberry addition!

  23. Looks so yummy! Love the flavors of lemon and strawberry together!

    Kasey Ma

  24. Strawberries are some of my favorite fruits and flavors. This looks so tasty and yummy too.


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