Neapolitan Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Neapolitan Sugar Cookie Sandwiches by ©BakingdomHey, so I made some cookies. They’re like the perfect happy little cookie for a pick me up. I mean, they have springy strawberry flavor, pretty frosting scallops, and sweet little heart accents.

Trust me, if you need a happy moment, this is the cookie for you.

In fact, I could use a happy moment, or 10, right now…so I’m gonna go have one. Catch ya on the flipside. ;)

Heart Cut-out Sugar CookiesTo give these cookies a little something extra, I used two smaller cookie cutters to cut sweet little hearts out of each cookie.

Neapolitan Sugar Cookie by ©BakingdomNext, I replaced the vanilla cut out hearts with chocolate and/or pink tinted vanilla hearts. I love the contrast that it gives, and the three colors together are the epitome of ‘Neapolitan’.

Scallop-edged Frosting Neapolitan Cookies by ©BakingdomWhen it was time to fill the cookies, I wanted the inside to be as sweet and pretty as the hearts on top, so I piped a scalloped edge inside the cookies to add a little frill.

Scalloped Frosted Sugar Cookie by ©BakingdomAll i did for this was just cut the tip from a piping bag and pipe teardrop shaped around the perimeter of the cookies. Next, I just filled the center in with more frosting and popped another cookie on top.

Neapolitan Sugar Cookies by ©BakingdomIf these cookies weren’t so dang delicious, I think they’d still be pretty much the best ever, because they’re so cute. Like, seriously. They have hearts and frills and pretty colors. They’re just darn cute. :)

But they ARE dang delicious and so they’re EVEN BETTER. They’re perfectly Neapolitan; soft vanilla cookies, rich chocolate cookies, and fluffy strawberry filling. Heaven.

Enjoy!

P.S. If you’re looking for even more delicious Neapolitan goodness, then you HAVE to visit my friend, Tina. She made some pretty danged irresistible Neapolitan Brownie Bites.

Rolled Sugar Cookies
Makes 2 to 5 dozen, depending on size and thickness

Ingredients

FOR THE VANILLA COOKIES
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

FOR THE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 recipe strawberry buttercream

To make the vanilla cookies: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper or Silpat Mats; set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture a little at a time until it is all mixed in thoroughly. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours or overnight.

Once chilled, roll the dough out on a floured surface, and cut to desired shapes with cookie cutters (if the dough is very cold and hard, allow to warm up at room temperature for about 20 minutes). I like to roll my cookies on the thicker side, usually around 3/8 of an inch thick.Place the cut cookies on the prepared baking sheet(s), about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges just begin to brown. Allow to cool before frosting or filling.

Repeat with the chocolate ingredients.

Spread strawberry frosting on the bottoms of half of the cookies. Place a second cookie bottom-side down on top of the frosted cookies.

Recipe by Darla

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  1. Becca - Cookie Jar Treats says

    Ok, so these are pretty much some of the sweetest little darling cookies I ever did see. I love the colors of Neapolitan. The colors are just so perfect together :)

  2. says

    Darla, these are adorable! – and I bet tasty, as well. I love the way you added the pink icing. Great tip. Thanks! I’ll have to convert these to gluten-free soon.

    I really like your blog. I found it through the Huffington post article on Top Food Blogs.

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  1. […] Aren’t these cookies so sweet? I love how cute and girly they are!  The small hearts in different colors and the “frilly” frosting around the edges are perfect little touches. These Neapolitan Sugar Cookie Sandwiches are made with a chocolate cookie, a vanilla cookie, and filled with strawberry butter cream frosting.  Yum!  To see how to make them, click here to go to Bakingdom. […]