Posted by: MissCarlotta | April 5, 2012

Benjamin’s Lemon Buttons

So this recipe is named after Ben, and is a combination of Lemony Sweetness and Old Fashion Sugar Cookies.  It is a Carla Original recipe, so this is the very first version.   I still do not actually own a round cookie cutter… so I used a small espresso freebie cup, with the edge dipped in flour.

Lemony goodness in a sugar cookie crust. Its like a cookie that's a pie!


  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup lemon curd
  • powdered sugar (for dusting)


  1. Cream Butter and Sugar together.
  2. Add in Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Nutmeg and Salt.
  3. Beat in Eggs and Vanilla.
  4. Add in Flour and Buttermilk slowly until combined.
  5. Cover and Chill for 3 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375º F (190ºC)
  7. Roll out the dough in small portions onto a lightly floured surface so that it is approximately 1/2 inch thick.
  8. Cut dough into roughly 2 to 3 inch rounds.
  9. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of lemon curd onto half the rounds.  Stack a plain round onto the round with the lemon curd.  Pinch edges slightly.  You can use a fork if that is easier.  (Baking will remove the fork marks)
  10. Place stuffed cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for 8-10 minutes until set, the edges will just be turning brown.
  12. Carefully remove cookies from cookie sheet and dust with powdered sugar while still warm.
  13. Cool Completely.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


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