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These Christmas Sandwich Cookies are colorful with the fluffiest buttercream frosting sandwiched between two soft and chewy cookies loaded with chocolate chips, M&M’s, and sprinkles.

Two Stacked Christmas Sandwich Cookies.

I love a good festive holiday treat, and there is nothing more festive than these Christmas Sandwich Cookies. With red, white, and green throughout the cookies and filling, you have color everywhere.

Besides them being bright and colorful, they are absolutely tasty. Soft and chewy cookies that have holiday M&M’s, chocolate chips, and sprinkles are pretty much heaven.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a great cookie, but when you add frosting to the center and smash two of them together, you are on a whole other level of deliciousness.

These are perfect for the upcoming holidays to bring to gatherings or just have around the house for you and your family to munch on at any time.

So if you are looking for a fun and easy recipe that even the kids can get in on, then you have to add these Christmas Sandwich Cookies to your rotation.

Some of my other favorite sandwich cookie recipes we have on our site include: Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies, Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies and Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies.

Hand holding up one cookie showing the colorful filling.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • These can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more people.
  • They can be dressed up for any holiday or occasion.
  • Common pantry staples help these come together quickly.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

All-purpose flour
Cornstarch
Baking soda
Fine sea salt
Unsalted butter
Granulated sugar
Light brown sugar
Eggs
Vanilla extract
Holiday M&Ms
Mini chocolate chips
Holiday sprinkles
Powdered sugar
Whole milk
Green gel food coloring
Red gel food coloring

Ingredients needed to make Christmas Sandwich Cookies.

HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS SANDWICH COOKIES:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line sheet trays with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  3. In the body of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the granulated and brown sugar for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time until fully mixed, stir in the vanilla.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and slowly stir it in until combined. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  6. Add the M&Ms and chocolate chips, and stir to combine. 
  7. Add the sprinkles and stir to combine.
  8. Take 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball; make them so they are a little bit taller than wide, in a spherical shape to avoid too much spread. Continue with all the dough.
  9. Bake for 11-12 minutes until lightly golden brown along the edge and the tops appear dry. Do not overbake.
  10. When they come out of the oven, press more M&M’s, chocolate chips, and sprinkles into the dough for a pretty presentation if desired. Let cool for 10 minutes on the sheet tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. While the cookies are baking, make the filling. Cream the butter in the body of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment until smooth. 
  12. Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until fully mixed in. Add the salt, vanilla, and milk. Stir to combine, then place on medium-high speed for 3 minutes until fluffy.
  13. Divide the frosting evenly between 3 bowls. Add red food coloring to one bowl and green food coloring to another bowl, and stir to combine until you reach your desired color. Leave the last bowl as is.
  14. Place the frosting in three piping bags or into three plastic bags and snip off the end. Pipe a dollop of each color onto the bottom of half of the cookies. Place another cookie on top and gently press down to form a sandwich. Serve immediately.

Step by step photos on how to make Christmas Sandwich Cookies.

CAN I MAKE THESE SMALLER?

Yes! For a smaller cookie, instead of these larger ones, use one heaping tablespoon of batter. Keep in mind that they will take less time to bake, start checking them at the 10-minute mark.

CAN OTHER ADDITIONS BE ADDED?

Absolutely, if you do not want to make these holiday-themed, they are a great base for any additions. Some of our favorites include:

  1. Crushed Oreos
  2. Reese’s Pieces
  3. Chopped nuts
  4. Animal crackers
  5. Dried Fruit
  6. Chopped pretzels

DO I HAVE TO USE HOMEMADE FROSTING?

No, if you want to save some time and not make your own frosting, you can buy cans of white vanilla buttercream and just color each can. Then just pipe them onto the cookies.

Overhead photo of finished Christmas Sandwich Cookies with M&M's and sprinkles around them.

HOW TO STORE:

These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

They can also be frozen, placed in a freezer bag or container, and they will keep for up to 3 months.

To defrost, remove to the countertop or refrigerator overnight or until thawed.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • For a fluffier cookie, chill the dough for at least one hour before scooping out the dough balls. If you want to save time right before baking, you can form the dough balls first, place them on your lined cookie sheet and place it in the fridge to chill. Then, just pop them right into the oven when you are ready to bake!
  • For a more crisper cookie, don’t chill the dough at all, just roll into dough balls and bake right away!
  • You can add other additions to these if you do not want to make them holiday themed, see above on some of our ideas.
  • If you don’t like M&M’s in your cookies, you can just use more chocolate chips or add white chocolate chips to the mix.
  • These can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • You can get even more creative by using different flavored M&M’s! Peanut butter, mint, or caramel filled would be great!

Bite taken out of one of the Christmas Sandwich Cookies.

Want that perfectly easy holiday recipe that is both fun and super festive? Then these Christmas Sandwich Cookies need to be on the top of your list.

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5 from 4 votes

Christmas Sandwich Cookies

Author Dana @ ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 27 minutes
These Christmas Sandwich Cookies are colorful with the fluffiest buttercream frosting sandwiched between two soft and chewy loaded with chocolate chips, M&M's and sprinkles.
Servings 22

Ingredients
  

For the cookies:

For the filling:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line sheet trays with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  • In the body of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with the granulated and brown sugar for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time until fully mixed, stir in the vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture to the bowl and slowly stir it in until combined. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Add the M&Ms and chocolate chips, and stir to combine.
  • Add the sprinkles and stir to combine.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball; make them so they are a little bit taller than wide, in a spherical shape to avoid too much spread. Continue with all the dough.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes until lightly golden brown along the edge and the tops appear dry. Do not overbake.
  • When they come out of the oven, press more M&M’s, chocolate chips, and sprinkles into the dough for a pretty presentation if desired. Let cool for 10 minutes on the sheet tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • While the cookies are baking, make the filling. Cream the butter in the body of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar a little at a time until fully mixed in. Add the salt, vanilla, and milk. Stir to combine, then place on medium-high speed for 3 minutes until fluffy.
  • Divide the frosting evenly between 3 bowls. Add red food coloring to one bowl and green food coloring to another bowl, and stir to combine until you reach your desired color. Leave the last bowl as is.
  • Place the frosting in three piping bags or into three plastic bags and snip off the end. Pipe a dollop of each color onto the bottom of half of the cookies. Place another cookie on top and gently press down to form a sandwich. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Baked Good, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American, Traditional

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Cookie sandwiches are legit one of my favorite desserts!

  2. 5 stars
    OMG I am in cookie heaven looking at those pictures. I could eat the whole plate full since I am a sucker for M&Ms 🙂

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