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Buttercream Sandwich Cookie Recipe

Stacey - The Sugar Coated Cottage
Buttercream Sandwich Cookie Recipe. Crispy sugar cookies sandwiching sweet buttercream.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Cookie
Cuisine American
Servings 40 sandwiches


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter room temp but not too soft/melty, see Notes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 1 cup butter room temp
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Wilton green non-perils I got mine at Michaels craft store


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment.
  • Have cookie cutter(s) ready.
  • In medium bowl add the flour, salt and baking powder, stir to combine, set aside.
  • In bowl of mixer start whipping the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add the sugar and mix to combine.
  • Add in the egg, vanilla and vanilla bean. Mix well to combine.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until cookie dough forms and all is combined.
  • Divide dough into two portions.
  • Place dough between two sheets of wax paper and roll out, cut out cookies and place on tray. (I used a 1 3/4 inch round cutter)
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Repeat until all cookies are baked.
  • Let cool completely.
  • In bowl of mixer cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the vanilla and salt, mix until fully combined.
  • With mixer on low add in the powdered sugar one spoonful at a time. Alternating with the milk as needed and desired consistency is met.
  • Mix on med/high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Color buttercream as desired.
  • Match up the cookies in pairs.
  • Pipe a dollop of buttercream in the center of one of the paired cookies. Leaving about a 1/4 inch edge.
  • Top the bottom cookie with the top cookie and press lightly to allow the buttercream to moved to the outer edge.
  • Sprinkle with sprinkles (do this before the buttercream sets, I worked one cookie at a time).


I used Wilton food coloring in - Pink, Sky Blue, Violet, Lemon Yellow.
Keyword buttercream, sandwich cookie, sugar cookie
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