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No-Bake Lemon-Filled Cookies

No-Bake Lemon-Filled Cookies

2 words that I consider a gift from the baking gods.
When there is no baking involved, there are fewer pots, pans and baking equipment to wash! 
No-bake lemon-filled sandwich cookies are simple to create, and truly capture the essence of Spring in their taste. 
Light flavors, fresh wafting scent of lemon and a clean presentation. 
In attempting to create this recipe, I considered how to use the bare minimum amount of ingredients to deliver the biggest taste. 
I do believe I have struck a happy medium. 
Those that love lemon is going to enjoy the recipe. 
For others that love a cookie that softens when refrigerated, you will love this recipe even more than lemon-lovers. 

No-Bake Lemon Filled Cookies 

First, don't worry if you don't have the exact same as me for every ingredient. 
Why? You might actually find a better combination than I did! 
After experimenting with a lot of filling, I decided to use on that was thick, yet yielded to licking, lol!
As for the sweet factor, not everything needs to be so sweet that you get a sugar rush that makes you run around your home like a cat on catnip. 
What I will share is that sometimes, more is not more, less is more! 

Can I Use the Filling For Something Else? 

I actually used this same filling in a bundt cake as well as injected into cupcakes.
Lemon filling is outstanding and it is firmer because of the ingredients. 
Simply put, you could even use the lemon filling by scooping graham crackers or fruit into it. 
I was able to create 30 cookies out of this small-batch filling. 
Keep the filling in a refrigerator until you are ready to use it. 
For those that prefer a crisp cookie crunch against the soft filling, don't fill the cookies except upon demand. 
Conversely, if you prefer a soft cookie, make the icing, fill the wafer cookies and refrigerate them. 
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Course: Recipes
Cuisine: dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 90kcal
Author: dana vento


  • 3 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • 1 A teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Pith from a rinsed lemon
  • 1/2 C Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 Tbsp Confectioner's Sugar
  • 60 Lemon Thin Wafers Chocolate Wafers Or Vanilla Wafers


  • Using a mixer, combine cream cheese, and lemon juice.
  • Next, once combined, add-in whipping cream.
  • Mix.
  • Then add confectioner's sugar and combine first with spatula then mixer.
  • Last, add in lemon pith.
  • With mixers in Medium, mix for about 2-3 minutes.
  • When mixer beaters are pulled away, it should form a peak, which means it is ready to use.
  • Use exact measurements.
  • Separate Lemon Wafers (or chocolate wafers or vanilla wafers)


Serving: 1g | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 27mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g
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