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 granulated 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 sandwich cookie: 83 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and red food coloring; set aside. In another bowl, combine remaining sugar with green food coloring; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in extract. Gradually beat in flour. Shape into 1/2-in. balls.
  3. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottoms 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. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, combine confectioners' sugar, butter, cream and extract. If desired, use food coloring to tint half of the frosting red and the other half green. Frost the bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Tiny Tim Sandwich Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p90

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jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 238566
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015


SuzBrinkman User ID: 4499086 214919
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!"

SuzBrinkman User ID: 4499086 214917
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."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 99909
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."

nleather User ID: 1150741 172467
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."

Church chef User ID: 760584 108684
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"I added an egg to the recipe making it easier to roll into balls and to keep their shape when baking. I didn't have almond extract but used lemon instead. More like 2 tsp. I also thought that coloring 1/2 c. of sugar was entirely too much for the amount of dough which came out as stated in the recipe."

A13 User ID: 6893613 172466
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"These aren't very good. They were really crumbly and they don't even really taste like a cookie. The dough was very hard to work with and I could barely get the cookie off the cookie sheet."

mrsholiday User ID: 6944337 77694
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"One quick bite of sweetness! These make an adorable addition to a cookie tray or fill up glass jars with them for quick gifts. These tiny cookies are perfect fo the littlest of elves!"

sassycurles User ID: 6093508 170302
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"Am glad I made these. I piped the filling so the cookies would not break. Not just good to look at but good tasting."

sassycurles User ID: 6093508 155367
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"When I saw these cookies I knew I had to give them a try. I am glad I did, everyone loved them. Some work but good things do not come easy.


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