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Dipped Sandwich Cookies

With a lemon filling and chocolate coating, these buttery sandwich cookies are often requested at my house, particularly for special occasions. —Jane Delahoyde, Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour.
  • Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 2-in. circles with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a bowl, beat filling ingredients until blended. Spread on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Dip in nuts. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
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  • spiceygas
    Jun 29, 2020

    The wife made these and they turned out great. We found that you need to refrigerate the cookies after sandwiching, before coating in chocolate. Otherwise the warm chocolate just melts and mixes with the filling.

  • BackroadsEm
    Apr 12, 2015

    Made these today simply to get rid of some spare dipping chocolate and they turned out wonderfully! Great butter cookie made fun with the citrus sandwich and the chocolate coating just makes them all the better.

  • Lady56
    Sep 2, 2014

    I followed the recipe exactly and to get 24 cookies, you had to make fairly thin cookies. Then, as you attempt to assemble the cookies, they often fell apart. The chocolate ended up to be too thick. All in all, trying this recipe was a complete failure. Very disappointed, as I was to take them to an event.

  • tamlhill
    Jan 31, 2014

    very good cookie

  • amethystaa
    Mar 5, 2009

    I made this recipe a few years ago. Sooo delicious! A lot of work, though. The lemon cookies are good by themselves (without dipping) and they melt in your mouth!Renee, Livermore CA

  • Aquarelle
    Dec 5, 2008

    I've been making these cookies for years. You can dip them in multicolored sprinkles or flaked coconut instead of the nuts.