Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a sweet and creamy Valentine’s Day sandwich cookie. Made from a homemade sugar cookie recipe and filled with a strawberry flavor sweet frosting, they’re a great foolproof treat!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner which means school parties and sweets for your sweetheart. If you’re in a mood to bake a few delicious recipes for your sweetheart, these Valentine’s Day cookie sandwich recipe is the perfect way to celebrate.
They use a super tasty – and easy – sugar cookie recipe and since they’re sandwich cookies, they take the headache out of trying to figure out how to decorate Valentine’s Day cookies.
Do I Have to Make Sugar Cookies?
For this post, we used a simple sugar cookie recipe. However, they will work with any cookie dough that can be rolled out to about a quarter of an inch thickness and cut with a cookie cutter into the heart shape needed for Valentine’s Day.
These would be especially good made with chocolate cookies or with chocolate chips added!
Can I make these with any sugar cookie recipe?
Yes! This sugar cookie recipe is just your typical cut sugar cookie recipe. If you have one you would rather use, go for it. However, be absolutely certain your cookie recipe is meant to roll dough and not to be used as a drop cookie.
What Are Sugar Cookie Heart Sandwich Cookies Filled With?
This particular sandwich cookie recipe uses frosting as the filling with Valentine’s sprinkles along the top, sides and edges of the bottom of a heart for decoration. We used pink strawberry frosting from a can, but a homemade vanilla buttercream frosting or a simple marshmallow cream filling would work fantastically as well!
Tips for Making Homemade Sandwich Cookies
When you make this recipe, you will want to ensure you have an even amount of cookies. Half of the cookies will be your tops and the other half are the bottom so if you have an uneven number, you’ll have an incomplete cookie.
You will want to chill the dough before rolling. Do not skip this step. If you do, your dough is likely to be sticky and will not cut correctly.
For this recipe, you will need a quarter inch heart-shaped cutter. If you’d like fancier cookies, use the smaller heart from your heart cookie cutter set to cut out a center heart in each cookie. This will allow the filling to pop to the top and give your heart shaped sandwich cookies an extra special look.
Finally, using a disposable piping bag to fill your cookies with can make things much, much easier.
Can You Freeze Frosted Sandwich Cookies?
Yes. You an freeze frosted sandwich cookies once they’re baked an assembled. However, as they thaw, there is a risk of the cookie portion becoming soggy. Because of this, I do not recommend that you freeze them.
If you need to pre-make the dough, freeze the cookie dough in plastic wrap before you roll it. Once you’re ready for the cookies, thaw the dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut and transfer to your baking sheet.
How Do You Keep Sandwich Cookies from Getting Soggy?
To keep your sandwich cookies from getting soggy, cool them completely on a wire cooling rack. Then, store them in an airtight container. If they are even slightly warm when you put them in the container, you will risk condensation forming which will make your cookies soggy.
Since these particular cookies have a frosting filling, it is also best to store each cookie layer with layer of Parchment paper between them. This will help ensure you don’t end up with a frosting mess.
Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Sandwich Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Add the butter and granulated sugar to a medium mixing bowl and cream them together. Add the vanilla extract and egg and mix until well combined.1 c. Butter, 1 c. Granulated Sugar, 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract, 1 large Egg
- Sift the flour into the mixture one cup at a time then add the baking powder.3 tsp Baking Powder, 3 c. All-Purpose Flour
- Divide the sugar cookie dough into 3 or 4 sections and use a rolling pin roll each section to about 1/4″ thick.
- Use the heart shaped cookie cutter to cut an even number of hearts from your dough. Make sure you have an even number or you won’t be able to make your sugar cookies into sandwich cookies.
- Bake them on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2″ apart for 7-9 minutes. Cool them on a wire cooling rack completely before moving onto the next step.
- While your Valentine’s Day cookies are cooling, add the frosting and frosting tip to your piping bag. Once then cookies are cooled, pipe an outline of frosting around the edge of half your heart cookies.1 can Strawberry Frosting
- Gently place another heart sugar cookie on top of a frosted half to form the sandwich cookie. Repeat with the rest of the cookies you have.
- Pour the Valentine’s Day sprinkles into a small mixing bowl and lightly dip the sides of the cookies into the sprinkles to coat the sides. Repeat until you have the entire side of the cookie coated.Candy Sprinkles
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