18 Sandwich Cookie Recipes That'll Double Your Holiday Fun
What’s better than one cookie? Two cookies, joined together by creme, chocolate, or fruit filling, otherwise known as a sandwich cookie. Some of the most popular cookies around (Hello, Oreos) come in sandwich form, and your holiday cookie swap is incomplete without at least one kind of cookie sandwich on the table. Take a look at our best sandwich cookie recipes and make your holiday baking sessions twice as nice.
Ginger-Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Lemon, molasses, and ginger are an unexpected, but unbeatable combination in these simple sandwich cookies. The cookie itself is delicious on its own, but then the tart lemon curd brings out the best in the molasses and warm spices. The higher quality lemon curd you use, the better the sandwiches will be, but you can also make your own. This batch is easy to make and only look fancy, making them a perfect addition to a cookie swap.
Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
If you have a neighborhood cookie swap or church social on your calendar this season, these sandwich cookies are sure to be a hit. Cookies and bars are always crowd-pleasers—and make great handmade gifts for friends and family during the holidays. Choose a gingersnap or linzer from this lineup of Christmas treats if you want to include some of the classic holiday cookies on your dessert tray as well.
Red Velvet Crackle Sandwich Cookies
All the flavors of red velvet cake in a bite-size package! Use a small trigger-handled ice cream scoop for uniform cookies.
Alfajores de Dulce de Leche (Caramel Sandwich Cookies)
Paula Austin made these flaky, caramel-filled Argentine sandwich cookies for her sister-in-law's wedding brunch; they drew rave reviews. Dulce de leche, a thick, rich caramel made with sweetened milk, is sold in Mexican markets and some well-stocked supermarkets. If it's unavailable, use a thick caramel sauce or ice cream topping.
Sweet Potato-Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies
Sweet Potato-Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies encompass all the flavors of the holiday season. These creamy, buttery cookies make well-received gifts, too.
Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
Make an easy peppermint cookie filling with ready-to-spread vanilla frosting, peppermint candy and peppermint extract, and spread the filling between chocolate waters. You can make these cookies ahead and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.
Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies
We toss shredded carrot with a little sugar and let the mixture stand for a few minutes. This tenderizes the shreds--important here because, unlike with an actual carrot cake that bakes for a while, these cook for only 11 minutes, not much time for the carrots to cook to softness. To bake a second batch, mix up and bake two separate batches of cookie batter instead of one large batch. You can make just one big double-batch of the cream cheese filling, though.
Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies
These Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies will be a hit for kids of all ages. A combination of Marshmallow Fluff, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract creates the creamy filling between these chocolate sandwich cookies. For a festive touch, tint the filling with red and green food coloring.
Hazelnut Nutella Sandwich Cookies
These rich, fudgy sandwich cookies are better when slightly underbaked to create the gooey, melt-in-your-mouth texture you know and love.
Chocolate Crème-Filled Sandwich Cookies
Use this recipe to make your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies at home.
Chocolate Lace Sandwich Cookies
"I call these the 'backache' cookies because I always make a double batch, sitting hunched over at the table," says Fran Pepoon of Roseville, California. She has been baking these chocolate cookies, which have a subtle hit of orange and vanilla, every Christmas for 30 years, adapting them over time from a recipe given to her by a friend. Two tips: The cookies tend to stick and spread, so be sure to use a nonstick baking-sheet liner or parchment, and don't bake more than 12 cookies on each sheet.
Raspberry Sandwich Cookies
Lemony Sandwich Cookies
These soft cookies have a creamy lemon filling made with fresh zest and juice. We also admire their beautifully crackled and crunchy tops.
Dulce de Leche Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies
Time: 1 hour. Dulce de leche is a thick, rich sauce made by reducing milk for hours. It's a staple sweet in many Latin American countries.
Crème-Filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Celebrate Halloween by tinting one-third of the filling with orange food coloring and one-third with yellow food coloring; keep one-third white. You can also flavor the colored fillings with 1 tsp. of your favorite extract, such as orange or almond. For adults-only cookies, stir 1 Tbsp. bourbon or rum into filling before dividing to tint.
Peanut Butter-and-Jelly Sandwich Cookies
Minttens Sandwich Cookies
Cookie Press Sandwiches
Pick your favorite filling for this classic sandwich cookie: We tested with peppermint, orange, and lemon extracts and used food coloring to match each flavor.