Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches

These Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches are a delicious blend of two flavors! The lemon cookie is light, super soft and perfectly complimented by the light raspberry icing filling.

Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwich
Virtual-Baby-Shower

Today, I am celebrating Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling with a bunch of other bloggers. She is due with a beautiful baby girl very soon, so we are celebrating with a Virtual Baby Shower!

Though I’ve not actually met Cathy in person (us bloggers tend to live far away from each other, making it hard to meet in person), I love her delicious recipes! In fact, I loved her Lemon Raspberry Meltaways so much, they inspired the flavor combo for these cookies. And the pink of the raspberry is perfect for a baby girl, don’t you think?

Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwich

Honestly, you could just eat these lemon cookies on their own. They are super yummy. But of course, they’re even better as a cookie sandwich.

To give my usual cookie the lemon flavor, I added a package of dry lemon pudding mix. It’s a great way to add flavor and keep your cookies incredibly soft. Because of that, they actually spread quite a bit during baking – even with the cornstarch that helps them to not spread quite as much. So keep that in mind when shaping your cookies.

Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwich
Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwich

The raspberry filling is made with my usual buttercream and flavored with raspberry jam. Light and delicious!

I normally am a big fan of strong flavors. But in the case of these cookies, I really wanted the lemon and raspberry flavors to compliment each other, not compete.

Because of that, neither of the flavors are too strong. It makes the perfect Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwich!

Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwich

I’m totally in love with them. The yellow and pink is so perfectly springy! So be sure to give them a try!

And be sure to check out the other tasty treats below that everyone brought to the party!

Congratulations Cathy! I wish all the best to you and your family as you welcome your little bundle of joy!

Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwich

Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches

Yield: 18-20 cookie sandwiches

Ingredients

Lemon Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1 package dry lemon pudding mix
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1-2 tsp milk

Raspberry Icing
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tbsp raspberry jam
1-2 tbsp water or milk

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
4. With the mixer on low speed, add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and dry pudding mix.
5. Stir in chocolate chips. Add milk, if needed. Dough will be thick.
6. Make balls of about 1 tbsp and then flatten a bit into thick discs and place on cookie sheet. They will spread while they bake.
7. Bake for about 7-8 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
9. While cookies cool, make icing. Beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
10. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
11. Mix in the raspberry jam and 1 tbsp water.
12. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add more water until it's the right consistency.
13. Once cookies are cool, make cookie sandwiches.
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Enjoy!

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These are the parties I link up to.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake by Your Homebased Mom
Lemon Yogurt Cake by Yummy Healthy Easy
Orange-Raspberry Mini Toaster Strudels by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Orange Dream Monkey Bread by Wine and Glue
Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs by Or So She Says
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake by Beyond Frosting
Strawberries and Cream Cheese Ball Bites by Five Heart Home
Pig Pickin’ Cake by Sugar Dish Me
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Skillet Cookie by Lemons for Lulu
Creamy Shrimp Dip by Mostly Homemade Mom
Salted Butterscotch Coffee Cake by Julie’s Eats and Treats
Strawberry Cake by The NY Melrose Family
Frozen Chocolate S’mores Ice Cream Pie by Pink When
Carrot Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf by Spoonful of Flavor
Fiesta Rice Skillet by The Grant Life
Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt Cake by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars by The Gunny Sack
Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone by Joyful Healthy Eats
Rosewater Almond Macaroons by Little Miss Celebration
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes by Crazy for Crust
Momosas Mocktail Recipe by The Weary Chef

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Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cupcakes
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Comments

  1. Hi Lindsay – What a beautiful cookies and just perfect for a spring baby shower! I absolutely love lemon and the raspberry frosting sounds wonderful. So much to see all of the wonderful treats everyone is sharing for Cathy’s shower! Pinning, of course. Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!
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    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Cindy! Yes – there are so many beautiful treats! I’m finally getting to go through them after being out of town all weekend. Thanks for the pin!

  2. Oh yumm!!! I LOVE pudding cookies. These look amazing Lindsay!
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue recently posted…25 Berry Recipes & DessertsMy Profile

  3. So adorable! I’ll bet the lemon and raspberry taste great together! Pinned!
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  4. These are super gorgeous Lindsay!!!! I want a dozen.
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  5. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    So cute!! We love pudding cookies! I bet the raspberry frosting is great paired with the lemon!

  6. These look absolutely gorgeous. Pinning!
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  7. Lindsay these seriously look delicious and such a cute little dessert to bring to a baby shower. I love the lemon cookies in and of themselves but turn them into sandwich with raspberry frosting in between and OMG!! Love! Pinned and gorgeous pics!

  8. These are SO pretty Lindsay! I love them! And your photos are stunning! Pinning!
    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron recently posted…Mini Raspberry Orange Cream Cheese Toaster StrudelsMy Profile

  9. These are just lovely , Lindsay…just perfect for a baby shower! And I love the flavor combo of raspberry and lemon…yum!
    Samantha @ Five Heart Home recently posted…Strawberry Graham Cheese Ball BitesMy Profile

  10. These ARE the perfect cookie for Cathy’s shower! Great combo of flavors and oh so pretty!
    Kelley recently posted…Fiesta Rice SkilletMy Profile

  11. You must know how much I LOVE my frosting, Lindsay!! And, of course, the lemon-raspberry combo is just perfect :) I’m so glad you are part of my baby shower – I am so surprised and overwhelmed by it all!! Thank you!
    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling recently posted…24 Sizzling South of the Border RecipesMy Profile

  12. Cookie sandwiches are my favorite and this one might be my new favorite! I love the raspberry lemon combination, so perfect! Pinning to make soon!
    Danae @ Recipe Runner recently posted…Tropical OatmealMy Profile

  13. such lovely cookies :) I love lemon and berry together
    Heather @ French Press recently posted…Mediterranean Pasta SkilletMy Profile

  14. These are so beautiful!

  15. I love the combination of lemon and raspberries. I could probably snack all weekend on these cookies :)
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor recently posted…Carrot-Nut Cream Cheese Swirl LoafMy Profile

  16. These cookies are downright gorgeous Lindsay! And so perfect for a baby shower :) Pinned!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted…$300 Amazon Gift Card Mother’s Day GiveawayMy Profile

  17. These cookies are gorgeous Lindsay! I love the raspberry and lemon combo. These are so perfect for a baby girl shower for Cathy! I would have a hard time just eating one – pinning:)
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  18. Hi Lindsay,

    Recently found this site, and think it’s great, all the different recipes.
    I want to try this, but as I live in the UK, cannot get hold of pudding mix or things like cake flour (which I know hasn’t been used in this recipe, just thought I’d ask).
    Any suggestions as to possible replacements? Or similar cookie recipe to use?

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Hi Jo! I’m so glad you found the site – welcome! I’m not really familiar with the products in UK, but from looking around it seems like Angel Delight is something that people have tried as a substitute. I don’t know if there are flavored version though, like lemon. You don’t have to have the pudding mix to make these cookies – it mostly adds moisture and lemon flavor. You could leave it out and use lemon extract instead of vanilla and still get that lemon flavor. And they’ll still be moist and tasty. As for the cake flour, this post explains how to make cake flour with all purpose flour and cornstarch. In the chocolate cake recipe I tend to use though, you can actually use all purpose flour too. I hope that helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to email me. :) lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      • Ah angel delight…that’s what you guys mean by ‘pudding’, to us it could mean a number of things from cake to steamed desserts (some savoury).

        Wow thank you on the advice on cake flour!! Been wondering that for years, and another mystery solved :) :) :)

        • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

          Yea, that’s what it seems like. I hope the angel delight works! :) I’m glad the cake flour thing helps!

  19. Thanks for sharing with us at Marvelous Monday! These look delightful – pinned!
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  21. Always looking for an excuse to eat buttercream frosting! This is perfect!!
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