Coffee-and-Cream Sandwich Cookies

For something a little unique, bring these cookies to a holiday cookie exchange.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
40 sandwiches


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe Coffee Filling

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Coffee Filling

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoon espresso powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Milk


  1. In a large bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using desired 1-1/2-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

  3. Spread 1 teaspoon Coffee Filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, bottom sides down, to make sandwiches. Combine cocoa powder and the 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Place mixture in a small sieve and sift over filled cookies. Makes about 40 cookies.

Coffee Filling

  1. In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, butter, espresso powder, vanilla, and enough milk to a make a filling of spreading consistency.

To Store:

Place cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze unfilled cookies for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies; fill and assemble cookies as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 16mg 0%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.