Evergreen Sandwich Cookies Recipe
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Evergreen Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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"A fluffy vanilla filling makes these cookies a big holiday favorite at our house," says Evelyn Moll from Tulsa, Oklahoma. "My family also likes their rich shortbread flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Green paste food coloring
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • Green paste food coloring
  • Green colored sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, flour, milk and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Divide dough into thirds. On a floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-3/4-in. Christmas tree cookie cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Prick each with a fork several times. Bake at 375° for 8-11 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.
  3. For filling, in a small bowl, cream the shortening, butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla until smooth. Tint with food coloring. Spread about a tablespoon filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.
  4. For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth; set aside 1/4 cup. Stir food coloring into remaining glaze; spread a thin layer over cooled cookies. If desired, sprinkle tops of half of the cookies with colored sugar. Let stand until set. Pipe garland onto half of the cookies with reserved glaze. Let stand until set. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Evergreen Sandwich Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p10

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JillAndLea User ID: 1675407 41636
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"These are easy and delicious - a recipe I make every year!"

haprado User ID: 3641344 37205
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"We have made this recepie the past 3 years. I have three boys and as soon as it starts to get cold they say "Mama, can we make the evergreen cookies?" We all love them. However I have to watch myself because I have been known to sneek downstairs in the middle of the night and have a couple."

micha36 User ID: 1042879 205266
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"We make these each year on Christmas Eve. We don't end up with many cookies as we are all eating the disassembled parts. They are simply scrumptious and are requested by all."

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