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Vanilla Sandwich Cookie Recipe

This delicious homemade vanilla sandwich cookie recipe will satisfy all your cookie cravings! A delicious vanilla cookie surrounds a sweet frosting. Why eat a regular cookie when you can eat a sandwich cookie!?

Hi everyone, Amanda here from Old House to New Home, sharing a recipe for easy Vanilla Sandwich Cookies. These cookies taste like my favorite Nabisco vanilla sandwich cookies, and in fact, taste even better!

A plate full of vanilla sandwich cookies with cream filling.

Cookies are one of those delicious desserts that always hits the spot. They are appropriate in every single season and for every occasion, so I am always trying to add to my repertoire of go to cookie recipes. I have lots of cookies that I like to make, but I did not have a go to sandwich cookie recipe.

Vanilla sandwich cookies spread out on a cooling rack.

After a little experimenting, I have come up with the perfect recipe. Soft and slightly chewy vanilla cookies are amazing on their own, but when they sandwich a perfectly sweet vanilla icing, you have cookie perfection! These cookies are so good that you could just eat the cookie, but I prefer them as sandwiches for sure!

A vanilla sandwich cookie with a bite taken out of it.

How To Make Homemade Sandwich Cookies

These cookies may look intimidating, but even a beginning baker can make them! You probably have all the ingredients you need already in your pantry, too!

Golden sandwich cookies with white filling.

What you need: 

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Kitchen Tools Needed: 

Ingredients Needed: 

These are all easy ingredients that you probably already have on hand!

Piping frosting onto cookies with a bag and a metal tip.

Make sure your butter is at room temperature

If you forgot to take your butter out, you can speed up the room temperature process by cutting it into small cubes.

Butter that isn’t at room temperature will make your cookies dense.

How to freeze these cookies

If you want to freeze these sandwich cookies, I recommend freezing the cookies, unsandwiched, in an airtight container for 1-2 months. Then when you want to serve these cookies, unfreeze and then make the frosting and assemble. You technically can freeze frosting, but I really think it is better to make it fresh.

I used a homemade vanilla buttercream frosting inside my cookies, but there are so many more ideas you can try. Be creative and have fun using different flavors inside your cookies. Here are a few popular ideas that I want to try next:

  • Hazelnut spread
  • Ice cream
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Chocolate buttercream
  • Peppermint buttercream
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Vanilla Sandwich Cookies

These delicious Vanilla Sandwich Cookies are an easy combination of soft vanilla cookies and a tasty vanilla frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Sandwich Cookies
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 229kcal


  • stand mixer




  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until combined.
  • Roll the dough into balls. Flatten the balls slightly. Place on the baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes. Let cookies rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, mix the butter until creamy and smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Using a piping bag or a spoon, frost the bottoms of half the cookies, then sandwich with another cookie.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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