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Shortbread Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Shortbread Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Crafters of all ages will enjoy these cookies, according to subscriber Bertha Seyer of Oak Ridge, Missouri. In fact, keep the recipe on hand after you serve them. Folks are sure to ask how they can make their own!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Nonpareils


  • 1. Place ungreased baking sheets in the refrigerator. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Using a cookie press fitted with a ribbon disk, press dough into 2-in.-long ribbons on chilled baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For filling, in a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve coffee in hot water; add to creamed mixture and mix until smooth. Spread 1/2 teaspoon filling on the bottom of one cookie; top with another cookie to form a sandwich. Repeat.
  • 4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip one end of each cookie into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off and then in nonpareils. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until set. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 207 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

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bdobson1 User ID: 4098932 44519
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"this is the worst cookies receipe I ever made. I have been making cookies for 40 years and I was very disappointed by this one. First off the dough itself was terrible. Trying to pipe it throught the cookies press was terrible. Finally, when I got some done, they were very brittle and you can't ice them because they break..................Don't try these cookies."

Ppmvbch User ID: 2704947 50169
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"WOW!! I received SO much admiration when I included these cookies in our gift Christmas cookies boxes. They are delicious and add such a professional touch to your tray. Yes, there is some work involved, but it's easy work and so worth it!

Thank you, thank you, Bertha!!"

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