Monday, June 24, 2013

4th of July Cookie Sandwiches...




I'm back with something easy and sweet for your 4th of July BBQ!

You won't believe how simple and cute these cookie sandwiches are......
...... seriously!

The colors are a fun red, white, and blue... perfect for celebrating Independence Day!

I love to use a boxed cake mix... just to make my life easier, especially when entertaining. The cookies can be made a day ahead and stored until you are ready to pipe on the filling and sandwich them a few hours before your guests arrive. A definite time-saver.

Plus, they are a great treat to eat while watching fireworks!


4th of July Cookie Sandwiches

For the Cookies:

  • 1 Box, Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs, Room Temperature
  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1 Tablespoon, Pure Vanilla Extract
For the Filling:

  • 4 Cups Vanilla or Cream Cheese Frosting, Divided
  • Blue Food Coloring Gel
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F). 

In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, butter, and vanilla until combined. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and shape into balls. Place onto parchment lined cookie sheets, 2 inches apart, and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just set, not burning. Remove and cool a few minutes before transferring the cookies to cooling racks. Makes about 2 dozen cookies. 

After dividing the frosting into two separate bowls, use the blue food coloring gel, as desired, to color the frosting in one of the bowls. Using a large disposable piping bag, fit it with a 1M swirl tip and coupler. Then, spoon the white frosting into a small disposable piping bag, filling about half way. Do the same in another small disposable piping bag with the blue frosting. Snip both tips of the piping bags. Enough so that the frosting can easily pipe out.  

Place both small piping bags into the large bag and twist shut. Here is a great tutorial from Our Best Bites on how to pipe swirled frosting. Turn the cookie over so the flat side is up. Then begin piping a large rosette by starting in the center of the  cookie and swirling it outward, covering the entire surface. Top with another cookie to sandwich the frosting in the middle. Makes about 12 cookie sandwiches.

Enjoy!

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6 comments:

  1. Love these patriotic cookies!! Esp that frosting!! ;)

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  2. So prefect for 4th of July!

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  3. These are so pretty! The filling reminds me of the ocean:)

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    1. Thank you, Sue... I love the vibrance of the colors, too... we eat with our eyes first!

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