These pretty little cookies are so delicious and really easy to make. The best part too is that you can customize the designs to fit whatever occasion you’re celebrating. I chose to make these Spring themed and used small flower and leave cookie cutters but feel free to get creative with yours.
Sugar Cookie Sandwich Ingredients
This is a super basic and delicious Sugar Cookie recipe. The cookie itself is soft and buttery, not overly sweet, and just crisp enough on the bottom. Paired with the vanilla buttercream filling it’s a match made in heaven.
It’s best to use room temperature ingredients, of course, meaning the egg and butter. Unless you store your flour in the fridge for whatever reason – have that be room temp too lol. The butter will cream together better with the confectioner’s sugar when used at room temp. The same goes for the egg. Eggs at room temp combine into the batter easier giving you a more evenly mixed dough.
This recipe uses confectioner’s sugar instead of granulated sugar. This gives it a more tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture. So. Fricken. good.
Coloring Your Cookie Dough
I use Americolor Gel Food Dye for all of my food coloring needs. A little bit goes such a long way in achieving beautiful, vibrant colors. As I mentioned before, you can customize these cookies to fit any theme. So get creative with the shapes and colors!
Punching Out Your Shapes
I found these cute little cookie cutters on Amazon. They are super small which makes them the perfect size for seeing the little shapes once you cut out the larger cookie. As you’ll see in the recipe directions, the dough needs to chill. Cutting out your shapes when the dough is cold makes the process much easier. The dough will hold its shape better which will give you a better overall end result.
Pressing Shapes Into The Dough
I like to let the uncolored dough, sit out for a good 15 minutes. In the meantime, have all of your little shapes in the freezer to get very firm will help them keep their shape as much as possible when you press/roll it into the uncolored dough.
Cutting Your Cookie Shape
I like to use a fun shape when cutting out the cookies. I chose a flower cookie cutter to of course go with the theme but if you don’t have a lot of cookie cutters, you can always just go with a circle.
Bake Your Beautiful Sugar Cookies
These cookies bake at 400 degrees for only 8 minutes. Baking them at a higher temp will help them keep their shape. They should have a faint, soft, golden brown color on the bottom. When they come out of the oven, let them sit on the pan for about one minute then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Sandwich Them Together With Your Filling
To add the filling you can use a piping bag or use a butterknife to spread it evenly on the cookie. With the extra scraps of dough, I balled it up then re-rolled it. I then used the large cookie cutter to cut out more shapes. These ones can be the bottom since you won’t see them. Gently place the cookie on top of the filled cookie and VOILA!
I hope enjoy these cookies as much as I did! As always please share your creations with me on social media, it makes my heart so warm to see you guys using my recipes 🙂Yum