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Grinch Christmas Cookie Sandwich Recipe

Christmas Sandwich Cookies

These Christmas Sandwich Cookies will be a real treat with your “anti-chocolate” friends and family. They make perfectly festive Cookies for Santa.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 250kcal
Author Jennifer Quisenberry


Ingredients for Christmas Sandwich Cookies - The Cookie

  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Food Coloring Leaf Green and Red

Ingredients for Christmas Sandwich Cookies - Vanilla Frosting

  • 1 cup Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter softened
  • 4-5 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 disposable Piping Bag


Instructions for making the Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl add the butter and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy (about 3 to 5 minutes).
  • Add the egg, and beat until well combined.
  • Add in the egg yolk and vanilla extract beat until combined.
  • Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Beat on low until well combined.
  • Divide dough into 2 bowls and add food coloring - leaf green in one bowl and red in the other - mixing well with a fork
  • Chill dough for 30 minutes or more.
  • Make golf ball sized dough balls using both colors of dough for each cookie. 
  • Bake the cookies 8-12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes.
  • Pair up the cookies to their matching sizes.

Instructions for the Frosting

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract until combined and smooth. If the frosting is too thin, mix in 1/4 C more powdered sugar.
  • Once the frosting is combined and smooth, scoop into the disposable piping bag.
  • Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe a dollop onto the bottom cookies of each pair.
  • Place the top cookie onto the frosting and lightly push down to make a sandwich.
  • Enjoy!


Please note that nutrition facts are subject to change based on your choice of ingredients.