These Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies are an easy, chewy traditional cookie recipe sandwiched together with a caramel cream cheese frosting for an upgrade on a classic!
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Snickerdoodle cookies are a family favorite recipe around here.
However, I wanted to give them a little twist by sandwiching them together with a delicious spread. And that’s where the caramel cream cheese frosting comes in.
My daughter LOVES caramel and caramel and cinnamon are a great pairing.
The snickerdoodle cookie itself is super soft and slightly chewy. The caramel cream cheese frosting is sweet and slightly tangy. They’re the perfect pairing together.
My daughter declared these THE best sandwich cookie!
These Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies would be perfect Christmas cookies on your holiday cookie tray or set out for Santa.
If you do not want to fill these cookies, that’s ok. The base snickerdoodle cookie dough recipe is fabulous on it’s own!
WHAT ARE SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES MADE OF?
Snickerdoodle cookies are a basic cookie dough recipe that is soft and chewy, due to the use of cream of tartar. The cookie dough balls are rolled in cinnamon sugar and then baked until just golden brown.
INGREDIENTS FOR SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE RECIPE:
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- baking soda
- cream of tartar
- ground cinnamon
HOW TO MAKE SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE DOUGH
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Into a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, add butter and cream for 2 minutes. Next, add in sugars and beat 2-3 more minutes until fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla extract.
- Into a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
- Into a small bowl, add ground cinnamon and sugar.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into your hand, roll into balls and place into cinnamon sugar mixture, rolling around until the entire ball is covered in the mixture.
- Place onto a Silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet,
- and bake for 8-10 minutes. Io baked mine exactly 9 minutes to perfection.
INGREDIENTS FOR CARAMEL CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- cream cheese
- vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
STEPS TO MAKE CARAMEL CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- Into the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or a large bowl with a mixer, add cream cheese and butter for 2-3 minutes until soft and fluffy.
- Add in caramel and vanilla extract.
- Slowly add in powdered sugar and milk.
- Whip until well combined and slightly stiff.
CAN YOU FREEZE SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE DOUGH?
Yes, snickerdoodle cookies freezes well! You can freeze cookie dough in a variety of ways;
- You can roll the dough into a log, wrap in saran wrap and place into a freezer bag. Remember to label the bag with a date and the title.
- You can roll the dough into balls, place onto a cookie sheet and into the freezer until frozen solid. Then transfer the frozen cookie dough balls into a freezer zip top bag.
- You can place the cookie dough onto a piece of saran wrap, wrap tightly, place into a zip top bag and place into the freezer.
- Frozen cookie dough will last in the freezer 3 months.
- Allow cookie dough to thaw in the refrigerator until ready to use
- Baked Snickerdoodle cookies can also be frozen. Place cookies into a freezer zip top bag, and freeze. Baked cookies will last 3-4 weeks in the freezer.
TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
- If you don’t have cream of tartar, you can substitute the cream of tartar AND baking soda for baking powder.
- You do not have to fill these cookies. They’re awesome on their own.
VARIATIONS ON SNICKERDOODLE SANDWICH COOKIES
I filled these sandwich cookies with a caramel cream cheese frosting but you could also fill these sandwich cookies with;
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