Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies
Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies are soft, classic snickerdoodle cookies sandwiched together with tangy, coconut cream cheese frosting. This recipe is straight from Jennifer McHenry’s cookbook Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking, which is a cookbook you don’t want to miss!
Before I began the wild food blogging ride over 3 years ago, I used to subscribe to a few blogs. Mainly they were baking blogs, and I would comb them often for recipes.
I never dreamed over 3 years later that I would be a food blogger with a site full of recipes, or that I would actually connect with some of those bloggers that I followed.
Bake or Break by Jennifer McHenry is one of the blogs that I followed then, and I still do now. Jennifer has a simple approach to baking, that always results in something insanely delicious.
You know how you can just tell food is going to be good without even tasting it? That’s pretty much everything Jennifer bakes. Her recipes have never disappointed!
When I got the opportunity to review Jennifer’s latest cookbook “Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking”, I jumped at the chance.
The concept of the book is to have your baker’s pantry stocked with these standard items at all times:
- unbleached all-purpose flour
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- light brown sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- vanilla extract
- spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, black pepper, and salt
I don’t know about you, but I always have these items in my pantry. From there, the book is broken into sections based on how many added ingredients are in the recipe beyond the ingredients in the baker’s pantry. The sections are +2, +3, +4, and +5 ingredients.
You will never need more than 5 added ingredients in a recipe outside of what’s already in your baker’s pantry.
The ingredients that are additional to the baker’s pantry are in bold letters in the recipe, so you know exactly what to buy at the store for it. I’m telling you, this cookbook makes baking easy.
The ingredients and instructions are extremely straightforward, and although I’ve only tried one recipe in the cookbook thus far, since I’ve tried many others on Jennifer’s blog Bake or Break with stellar results, I know without a doubt that the other recipes in this cookbook will be fabulous too. 🙂
So let’s talk about these Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies. They were so easy to make, and believe it or not, they did not require chilling the dough before baking.
I don’t know about you, but for me, the chilling time for cookie dough can keep me from making cookies at all, because I’m not always organized enough to wait hours for dough to chill. To have recipes like this that you can scoop out and bake right away is a baker’s dream.
I’m pretty cookie-challenged if I do say so myself. If a cookie has any chance of spreading, it’s going to do that to me. I halfway wondered if these would even come out right for me because of this cookie-spread problem I seem to have, but these came out perfectly soft and puffy.
The cream cheese frosting was also perfect. I don’t like my frosting too sweet, and this was perfectly tangy with just enough sweetness, and then there’s coconut! It’s like Jennifer made this frosting just for me. 🙂
These Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies are so soft, with warm cinnamon flavor, and tangy cream cheese coconut frosting to balance everything out so well.
These were a hit in my house, and I can’t wait to try another recipe from this cookbook! Will it be the Brown Sugar Cookies with Maple Frosting, Hazelnut Mocha Brownies, or Sweet and Salty Blondies?
Time will tell. 🙂
Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies
For the cinnamon-sugar:
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
For the cookies:
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 6 ounces cream cheese softened
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Prepare the cinnamon-sugar:
- Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside.
Prepare the cookies:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
- Reduce the mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
- Using a tablespoon or 1/2" cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and roll into balls. Roll in the cinnamon-sugar, then place on the prepared baking sheets 2" apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned and set. Allow to cool on the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare the frosting:
- In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar, and beat until thoroughly combined and smooth. Stir in the coconut.
- Spread the frosting on the bottom half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, and press together lightly so that the frosting spreads to the edges. Enjoy!
- I baked my cookies one baking sheet at a time in the middle of the oven. If you bake two at a time, bake in the lower and upper thirds of the oven and rotate the pans front to back and top to bottom for even baking.
- I had about half the amount of frosting left over, which I put to another use!
- Recipe by Jennifer McHenry’s cookbook Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
38 Comments on “Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies”
Oh my heavens, these look amazing! I love snickerdoodles and I never thought of making them into sandwiches. I need that book!! 🙂
Thank you, Renee! I think you would love this book — and the snickerdoodles really are amazing! ?
I’m so excited about Jennifer’s new book! These cookies look fantastic. I can never resist a sandwich cookie!
The book is great, and making snickerdoodles into sandwich cookies was a delicious idea!
Marcie, as always, you are a sweetheart! Thank you so much for the wonderful review. And I’m so glad you liked the cookies! They’re one of my favorites from the book. I had to make a little bit of non-coconut frosting for my husband so he could enjoy them, too. 😉
It was my pleasure to review your book, Jennifer, and I can’t wait to try out your other recipes! And luckily for me, everyone in my house is on board with my coconut obsession! ?
Snickerdoodles sandwiched together with coconut cream cheese frosting make the cookies the epitome of dessert! Plus they are gorgeous!
These were so soft and just heavenly — they really were the epitome of dessert! Thank you, Jennifer, and have a great weekend!
Dear Marcie, what a delightful cookbook and right up my alley. I am a no-fuss baker. These snickerdoodles look perfect!! I wish I could have one with my morning coffee. xo, Catherine
I’m a no-fuss baker for the most part too — these were perfect! Wish I could send you some for your coffee. 🙂
Marcie, I feel the same way about blogging. . never knew I would be where I am today versus a few years ago when I didn’t even know what a food blog was! and then started following just a few. . I’ve never been to Jennifer McHenry’s blog but will definitely check it out! These cookies look amazing!!!
Blogging is so much more than I ever thought it would be, and I love the people I’ve connected with! Thanks, Alice! 🙂
Oh delicious! These sandwich cookies look super fabulous and super yummy. Love how easy and fuss-free they are!
These were delicious, Anu, and very fuss-free! 🙂
Oh my gosh, I am drooling like crazy over these! They look amazing!! Snickerdoodles are one of my all-time favorite cookies and putting them in sandwich form is the best idea ever.
I love the concept behind Jennifer’s cookbook too. I’m sure a lot of people turn their head to certain recipes because they require too many ingredients so creating a cookbook that features those you already have on hand is brilliant!
Thank you so much, Sarah! I tried really hard to do Jennifer’s cookies justice! 🙂 These were just so easy, and I love the concept of this book, too! Life is too busy to fuss over everything, and these recipes are so approachable and delicious. 🙂
Girlfriend, I have been wanting to make sinckerdoodle cookies for a long long time. It’s been more than a year. Comes at a perfect time. Pinnin it, maybe next week I’ll make some.
Have a fab weekend.
Asha, this is the recipe for you — quick, easy, and absolutely delicious! Thank you for the pin my friend, and hope you had a great weekend! 🙂
These look fabulous! Your cookies turned out absolutely perfectly and it’s awesome you get to support a blog that inspired you to make your own 🙂
Thank you so much, Medha! It was wonderful getting to review Jennifer’s book after all the inspiration her blog has given me. 🙂
These cookies look beautiful! Love the flavors! Need to get the book! Awesome pictures Marcie!
I’m cookie challenged too. But these cookies turned out perfectly. They look like they came from a bakery!
Jennifer’s book looks just gorgeous and I absolutely love the concept! And these snickerdoodles look beyond amazing!
Isn’t the concept of this book great? Baking doesn’t have to be difficult or require crazy ingredients! Thanks, Denise. 🙂
I just love these cookies! I need to check out Jennifer’s book and blog – thank you for introducing me to both. Your photos are gorgeous too!
Thank you, Alyssa, and I hope you get to check out Jennifer’s book and blog soon! 🙂
The connections are my favorite part about blogging 🙂 Love these snickerdoodle sandwiches! You totally rocked them, Marcie! They look so gorgeous and perfect! I can’t wait to check out Jennifer’s book too, love the 5 ingredient concept!
The connections for me were so unexpected and definitely are the nicest part. 🙂 Thank you, Kelly!
I love sandwich cookies, yet I’ve never made my own before. I definitely have to try this recipe, Marcie! Snickerdoodles are my favorite, so I can only imagine how delicious these must taste! Looks perfect! Pinned!
Sandwich cookies are so fun — I love making them! It was the first time making sandwich cookies out of snickerdoodles, so these were such a treat. 🙂 Thanks for the pin, Gayle!
Yum! What a fun cookbook idea!
Thank you, Laura!
Oh my gosh – those cookies sound absolutely amazing!
I had NEVER looked at a blog before I started blogging….but I love this back story about you! These sandwich cookies look absolutely delicious and I’m all over this cookbook!!!
There were a couple of baking blogs I followed, but no cooking ones! haha Thank you, Cathy, and the cookbook is just wonderful! 🙂
These cookies look fantastic. Love that you took a snickerdoodle and make it into a sandwich cookie. Genius.