Tiny Tim Sandwich Cookies Recipe
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Tiny Tim Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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When I was growing up, my mother and I created special Christmas memories in the kitchen preparing these cute, bite-size cookies. Vary the food coloring for holidays throughout the year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 to 3 drops red food coloring
  • 2 to 3 drops green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Red and green food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 83 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and red food coloring; set aside. In another small bowl, combine remaining sugar with green food coloring; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Gradually add flour and mix well. Shape into 1/2-in. balls.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of two glasses with cooking spray, then dip one in red sugar and the other in green sugar. Flatten cookies alternately with prepared glasses, redipping in sugar as needed.
  4. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, cream and extract. If desired, tint half of the frosting red and the other half green. Frost the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Tiny Tim Sandwich Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p90

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"This is a good recipe but you definitely need the frosting to make it "special." I actually use this cookie recipe with my own filling recipe making it a personal favorite. The dough is somewhat dry so if you use a teeny scoop and pipe on the filling, they turn out wonderful!"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"Loved this recipe but you need the icing to give it that "special cookie" flavor! Personally I use this cookie recipe and a different filling recipe to make it my own."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"These were very delicious and festive looking. I made them for my family of 3 and they were gone within a day!!! I would say they were hit and I was told I have to make them again. I didn't have a problem working with the dough like others said. But I did use store bought vanilla icing and colored sprinkles bc I had them on hand so it was less I had to do."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"My family loved these cookies. However, they were not as flat as the cookies in the picture because the filling wasn't soft and if i pushed down on the cookies to frost, they would crumble. However, they tasted delicious and looked very festive on my cookie tray."

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