Eats // Glittering Cookie Sandwiches

10/19/12

recipe for glittering cookie sandwiches

If confetti was a cookie, they would definitely be glittering cookie sandwiches. Also, let me just tell you that this was my first time ever making these lovelies which A) was totally worth it and B) reminded me how important it is not to make up your own portion sizes when it comes to sweets. Technically they are supposed to be bite-sized (making a total of 5 dozen), but my laziness got the better of me and I decided I was just going to make fewer, bigger cookies… um, no. Not a good idea at all. Bite size is about all you can handle of the sweetness, so take my word for it.

Glittering Cookie Sandwiches from The Gourmet Cookie Book inspired by The Purl Bee:

Ingredients:

Cookies
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
Sanding sugars in various colors

Filling
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons almond extract
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 stick unsalted butter, softened

recipe for glittering cookie sandwiches

To Make the Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place flour, cornstarch and salt in a bowl, mix togetgher and set aside.

With electric mixer, mix butter, confectioners’ sugar, almond extract and vanilla until fluffy.
Add flour mixture and mix on low until dough forms.

Place each sanding sugar into a small bowl.
Roll dough into balls, 1/2-inch in diameter, then roll balls in sanding sugar.  Place balls on parchment lined baking sheet, 3/4-inch apart.

Bake for 9-11 minutes.  Bottoms should just be turning golden.  Remove and place on cooling racks.

glittering cookie sandwich recipe

To Make Filling:
With electric mixer, mix all filling ingredients on medium until combined.

Complete Cookies:
With offset spatula place approximately 1/4 teaspoon of filling on half a cookie, sandwich the other half to form a ball.

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To package them, fill a clear take out container with different colors, and tie a gold ribbon around the top!

 

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25 thoughts on “Eats // Glittering Cookie Sandwiches

  1. Sam

    So cute! I bet with some food color added to portions of the dough (pink for pink, for ex.) the colors would pop even more. Gotta try this!

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  4. hayley

    just made these…….and i totally failed at the portion sizes!!!! i just re-read your post……5 dozen!!!! mine are too big! i guess everyone at work will be getting three cookies each….oops!

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    1. Ashley Post author

      Hi Carolyn! Yes, you can freeze them up to three days I believe, but to be honest, I’ve never tried it myself. I would definitely recommend testing a few in the freezer first :)

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