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Lemon Curd Filled Butter Cookies

by Courtney on November 27, 2010

Remember those Lemon Curd Filled Butter Cookies I made for Thanksgiving?


Well, how about I share the recipe with you!? Hey, I need something to keep me occupied while I’m laying on the couch here. :-/

It wasn’t exactly my easiest baking venture…but I was determined!


First, start off by making a basic butter cookie (see recipe below). After the dough is chilled for at least an hour, roll and cut out your dough into whatever shapes you’d like. Allow them to cool completely before filling.


Luckily for me, my filling was already taken care of, thanks to the lovely Cynthia! She had given me a jar of her lemon curd when we last met up for our Trader Joe’s adventure and I’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to use it ever since.


This stuff is tasty!! :-P


To fill your cookies, you could easily snip the tip off of a sandwich bag, or use a pastry bag, to make it easier on yourself. I couldn’t locate either of those in my mess of a kitchen, so I went with the old spoon method.



My cookies were tiny, so I only used about 1/2 tsp of filling for each. I probably could have used less though, since some of them got a little messy. :shock:


Yumm! :-P


Just before serving, give them a pretty dusting of powdered sugar so they’re nice and pretty.


Lemon Curd Filled Butter Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Lemon Curd <—This is the recipe from Cynthia’s guest post on her lemon curd!


Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.

Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low, then add flour mixture and mix until just combined.

Form dough into two balls and flatten into disks, about 1/2 inch thick. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour.

**Note: If making your own lemon curd, do this now, while the dough is chilling.**

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out 1 piece of dough (keep remaining dough chilled) into a 9-inch round (slightly less than 1/4 inch thick) on a well-floured surface with a rolling pin. Cut out as many cookies as possible with cutter.

Bake cookies until edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Transfer lemon curd to pastry bag or sandwich bag (snip an 1/8-inch opening in a corner of plastic bag). Put 1 cookie upside down on work surface and pipe about 1/2 teaspoon lemon curd onto cookie, then top with another cookie, right side up, to form a sandwich.

Just before serving, sift some confectioners sugar over tops of filled cookies. ENJOY! :-P


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1 Liz November 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm

These look so good! I love dusting cookies with powdered sugar this time of year – it’s like snow. :)


2 Faith @ lovelyascharged November 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Those look so impressive! I wish I’d seen them a few hours ago…I’m headed to a friends house for dinner and they seem like just the kind of thing to bring over to a fall supper :)


3 Annette November 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm

These look wonderful! Guess I know what I am making on Sunday, lucky workmates on Monday! :) x


4 It All Changes November 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I love the creative recipe you came up with to use it. They look delicious. Now I know what to make for my mom for Christmas :-)


5 movesnmunchies November 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm

these are beautiful! i would use them to decorate the house! i love how wintery they look :)


6 Charlie November 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Those look yummy! I love lemon curd a little too much… as in if I make a jar it is gone in less than a day :P.


7 sweetoothrunner November 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Yay thanks for sharing! Lemon is one of my favourite flavours, so these look delicious!
Hope you feel better soon! :)


8 janae November 27, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Those cookies look amazing! Get feeling better:)


9 Katy November 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Oooo looks great!

Feel better soon!!!


10 erica November 27, 2010 at 6:32 pm

whose look so good! i love lemon flavored stuff!


11 Sana November 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm

They really are beautiful cookies~ I hope you feel better!


12 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] November 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Those are beautiful, Court!!


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