Sugar Cookie Sandwich

by Chef Adel
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Sugar Cookie Sandwich

Let’s be honest for a moment. There are days when all you crave is that perfect mix of sweet, creamy, and utterly indulgent. And on those days, only a sugar cookie sandwich will do. I get it. You might think, “Sure, they sound great, but aren’t they a bit complicated to make?” I’m here to tell you, don’t let the idea of making these sweet treats intimidate you. It’s simpler than you might think.

How to make a sugar cookie sandwich

A sugar cookie sandwich is a delightful treat made by sandwiching a sweet filling between two sugar cookies. The filling can vary widely, ranging from frosting, icing, jam, chocolate ganache, marshmallow cream, or even ice cream. The cookies are typically soft, chewy, buttery, with a slightly sweet flavor.

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened (that’s right, room temperature is your friend here)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar (sweetness, we’re coming for you)
  • 1 large egg (the glue that holds the magic together)
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (flavor game-changer)
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour (the base of our cookie canvas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (just a touch for a little lift)
  • A pinch of salt (because a little contrast goes a long way)

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar (because more sweetness is a yes, please)
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened (to keep things smooth and creamy)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (flavor boost round two)
  • 2 tablespoons of milk or heavy cream (think lush and spreadable)
  • Feel free to add in food coloring or flavor extracts to the filling. Get creative!

Instructions

Making the Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) because nobody’s got time to wait on that later.
  2. Cream together 1 cup of softened butter with the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and keep beating until well combined.
  3. Time to whisk together your flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. This isn’t rocket science; just give it a quick mix.
  4. Gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture. You’re aiming for a dough that sticks together but doesn’t stick to your hands like an overenthusiastic friend.
  5. Here’s where it gets real. Roll out that dough on a floured surface until it’s about 1/4-inch thick. Then, cut out an even number of cookies with your cookie cutter (go wild with shapes). Because let’s face it, nobody likes a sandwich with a missing half.
  6. Pop those cutouts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Give them some personal space—about 2 inches apart. They need room to breathe. Bake for 8-10 minutes. You’re looking for a slight golden whisper around the edges.
  7. Let them cool. Patience, my friend, is a virtue here.

Assembling the Sandwich

  1. Beat the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of softened butter, vanilla extract, and milk or heavy cream in a bowl until it’s smooth as jazz.
  2. Once your cookies have cooled, use a spoon or a piping bag to spread the filling on one cookie and top it with another. Gently press them together. You’ve just made a cookie sandwich!

Pro Tips

  • Let’s keep it real: If your butter isn’t softened, you’re going to have a bad time mixing. Plan ahead!
  • If you want razor-sharp edges on your cookies, pop the cutouts in the fridge for about 10 minutes before baking. It sets the shape.
  • Go nuts with the filling. Mix in crushed cookies, sprinkles, or even a dash of cinnamon to make this recipe scream ‘you.’

What to serve with

So, you’ve just finished making a batch of delicious sugar cookie sandwiches. They look so good sitting there on the plate that you might just snap a picture to show off your baking skills. But hold up! Before you dive in, have you thought about what to serve with them to elevate your snack or dessert game to the next level? No worries; I’ve got your back.

  • A Cold Glass of Milk: Let’s start with the classic, shall we? Dunking cookies in milk is a tradition for a reason. You can’t go wrong here whether you prefer whole milk for its creamy richness, almond milk for a nutty undertone, or oat milk for a sweet, earthy vibe. The milk softens the cookie just a tad, making the whole experience feel like a warm hug.
  • Your Favorite Coffee or Tea: Coffee and tea aren’t just for breakfast. Imagine this: a slightly warm sugar cookie sandwich in one hand and a steaming mug of your favorite coffee or tea in the other. Whether it’s a bold espresso, a smooth latte, or a delicate green tea, these beverages offer a bit of bitterness that beautifully complements the sweetness of the cookies. It’s like they were meant to be.
  • Ice Cream: If you’re feeling adventurous, why not make ice cream sandwiches with your sugar cookies? Just sandwich your favorite ice cream flavor between two cookies and voila! The ice cream and the soft, chewy cookies are a match made in heaven. Pro tip: Roll the edges in sprinkles or mini chocolate chips for an extra pop of fun.
  • Fruit for a Fresh Twist: Looking for a slightly lighter companion for your cookies? Fresh fruit can be a great sidekick. The natural sugars and acidity in fruit like strawberries, raspberries, or even a slice of mango provide a delightful contrast to the cookie’s sweetness. Plus, they introduce a beautiful pop of color on your plate.
  • Savory Sides for Balance: Okay, hear me out. Sometimes, pairing something sweet with a savory item creates an unexpectedly pleasant surprise. Think cheese boards with sweet jams, for example. A platter with mild cheeses, crackers, and perhaps some nuts or olives can balance the sweetness of your sugar cookie sandwiches and make your snack time feel like a mini-feast.
  • Drink: Why not make a little celebration out of it? Sparkling water with a twist of lime, a chilled glass of prosecco, or even a fun mocktail can make your sugar cookie sandwich experience feel like a party. The bubbles offer a refreshing contrast that cleanses your palate between bites.

Ingredients substitutes

Sugar Cookies

Have you ever found yourself ready to whip up a batch of sugar cookie sandwiches only to discover you’re missing an ingredient? Or you’ve got a friend with a dietary restriction coming over, and you want to make sure everyone can enjoy the treats. Don’t sweat it. I’ve got your back with some simple swaps to keep your baking adventure on track.

Butter

If butter is off the table for you, be it because of dietary restrictions or you just ran out, there are a few alternatives that won’t skip a beat:

  • Margarine: Good old margarine can step in for butter in a pinch. Just check that it’s the kind that’s suitable for baking.
  • Applesauce: For a lower-fat option, unsweetened applesauce can be used in place of half the butter. This might make your cookies a bit cakeier, but hey, that’s not a bad thing!

Flour

Running low on all-purpose flour or baking for a gluten-free friend? No problemo:

  • Gluten-Free Flour Blends: There are some fantastic gluten-free flour blends out there. Look for one that’s a cup-for-cup replacement, and you’ll be golden.
  • Almond Flour: If you’re feeling nutty, give almond flour a try. It’s denser, so you might want to mix it with another gluten-free flour or adjust the amount to prevent your cookies from feeling too heavy.

Sugar

Granulated sugar is pretty key in sugar cookies, but if you’re looking to switch things up or just don’t have any on hand, here’s what can work:

  • Coconut Sugar: This one’s a great sub if you’re going for a more caramel-like flavor. It’s less processed, too, if that’s something you’re watching out for.

Filling Substitutes

That creamy filling is half the fun, but what if dairy or powdered sugar isn’t an option?

  • Dairy-Free Butter: Swap in dairy-free butter for regular butter in the filling. Easy peasy.
  • Alternative Sweeteners: Powdered alternative sweeteners are out there, too. Just check the package to see how it measures up against regular powdered sugar.

Final Thoughts

And there you have it! Dive into these sweet little sugar cookie sandwiches and share them if you’re feeling generous. The compliments will come rolling in, and you’ll just casually bask in the glory of your baking prowess.

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Sugar Cookie Sandwich

Sugar Cookie Sandwich

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 210 calories 10 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened (that's right, room temperature is your friend here)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar (sweetness, we're coming for you)
  • 1 large egg (the glue that holds the magic together)
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract (flavor game-changer)
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour (the base of our cookie canvas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (just a touch for a little lift)
  • A pinch of salt (because a little contrast goes a long way)

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar (because more sweetness is a yes, please)
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened (to keep things smooth and creamy)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (flavor boost round two)
  • 2 tablespoons of milk or heavy cream (think lush and spreadable)
  • Feel free to add in food coloring or flavor extracts to the filling. Get creative!

Instructions

Making the Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) because nobody's got time to wait on that later.
  2. Cream together 1 cup of softened butter with the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and keep beating until well combined.
  3. Time to whisk together your flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl. This isn't rocket science; just give it a quick mix.
  4. Gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture. You're aiming for a dough that sticks together but doesn't stick to your hands like an overenthusiastic friend.
  5. Here's where it gets real. Roll out that dough on a floured surface until it's about 1/4-inch thick. Then, cut out an even number of cookies with your cookie cutter (go wild with shapes). Because let's face it, nobody likes a sandwich with a missing half.
  6. Pop those cutouts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Give them some personal space—about 2 inches apart. They need room to breathe. Bake for 8-10 minutes. You're looking for a slight golden whisper around the edges.
  7. Let them cool. Patience, my friend, is a virtue here.

Assembling the Sandwich

  1. Beat the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of softened butter, vanilla extract, and milk or heavy cream in a bowl until it's smooth as jazz.
  2. Once your cookies have cooled, use a spoon or a piping bag to spread the filling on one cookie and top it with another. Gently press them together. You've just made a cookie sandwich!

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