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Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

Learn how to make the best ever chocolate chip sandwich cookies! This recipe features two soft and chewy cookies with rich buttercream frosting sandwiched between.

chocolate chip sandwich cookies

When I was in middle school, back in the late 80s (shut it), it was popular to cruise the mall. I didn’t really enjoy shopping and I had no money to spend because my parents had five kids, but it’s how I hung out with my friends.

I will say that even though I didn’t (and still don’t) really enjoy shopping, there were a few stores in the mall that I enjoyed. Sanrio. The Discovery Channel store.

AND of course the food court, which had the Great American Cookie Company. Which had . . . the Double Doozie, my friends.

If you’ve never had one of these, their official description is “delectable icing sandwiched between your favorite cookies.” And that’s it. That’s the dessert.

Yet somehow it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever had in my life. No matter how much money I had in my pocket, I always made sure to have enough for those dang delicious cookies.

And now that I’m older, and there’s no cookie place in the mall, and I can drive to get ingredients . . . I can make my own chocolate chip sandwich cookies!

And that’s the recipe I’m excited to share with you today.

chocolate chip cookie sandwich recipe

These cookies are made with a classic chocolate chip recipe, soft and chewy, sandwiched together with a fluffy and smooth buttercream frosting.

They can be enjoyed with a glass of milk or a cup of tea, and are great for sharing with family and friends!

Before you dive into this recipe, I’ve got some tips for you on making the best cookies. If you’re interested, check them out. Otherwise scroll to the bottom for the recipe.

How to Make Perfect Sandwich Cookies

Here’s what I always make sure to pay attention to.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best cookie flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality flavor extracts, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is the main dry ingredient in these cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods. Scoop flour into your measuring cup and scrape across it with a knife.

You will ensure your cookies are slightly thicker and chewier than usual by slightly increasing the flour and decreasing the butter over a normal cookie recipe. This will help the cookies hold up well when filled.

Avoid Overmixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Consistent Sized Cookies

Use a round cutter to cut out your cookies and ensure uniform sizing when they are sandwiched. You can also use something in your kitchen like a smaller glass if you don’t have a round cutter.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack (with a spatula) to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile and crumbling apart.

Cool Completely Before Filling

Allow the baked cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before adding the filling. This prevents the filling from melting or becoming too runny.

Filling Techniques

For a cleaner look, pipe the filling onto one cookie and gently press another cookie on top. Alternatively, you can use an offset spatula to spread the filling evenly.

Chill for Settling

After assembling the sandwich cookies, let them chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld and the filling to set.

chocolate chip sandwich cookie recipe

Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your cookie baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods! Here’s what you’re going to need for these chocolate chip sandwich cookies.


  • All-purpose flour – 1 1/4 cup (160 grams)
  • Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Granulated sugar – 6 Tbsp (78 grams)
  • Unsalted butter, room temp – 1/2 cup (113 grams)
  • Brown sugar – 1/4 cup (50 grams)
  • Eggs – 1
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Mini chocolate chips – 1/2 cup + more to stick on top


  • Unsalted butter, room temp – 1/2 cup (113 grams)
  • Powdered sugar – 2 cups (200 grams)
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

When scooping the dough, use a cookie scoop or a measuring spoon to ensure that the cookies are of equal size.

Keep these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. They’ll last a little over week in the refrigerator.

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You can also freeze them in an airtight container for a few months. When you bring them out of the freezer, let them rise to room temperature naturally as opposed to microwaving.

chocolate chip sandwich

This recipe is great for cookie exchanges! Get the printable baking directions below:

Yield: 9 cookies

Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

chocolate chip sandwich cookie recipe

Chocolate chip buttercream sandwich cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious! You'll love the recipe, filled with a creamy and rich buttercream frosting.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes



  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips + more to stick on top


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Sandwich Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking tray with parchment paper; set aside.Preheating the oven
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Keep aside.Dry ingredients mixed together
  3. In the bowl of stand mixer add the butter, both the sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat them together on medium-high till the mixture turns creamy, about 2-3 minutes.Add Powdered Sugar and Vanilla
  4. Add in the egg and mix until combined.Egg added to the sandwich cookie batter
  5. Add in the dry mixture in batches and mix until just combined and dough is formed.add the dry ingredients into the sandwich cookie batter
  6. Add the chocolate chips and fold gently. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.Mini chocolate chips added into the cookie dough
  7. Scoop about 1 tbsp of cookie dough and roll it into balls and flatten them a bit using your palms. Place them on the prepared pan keeping at least 2-inch gap between each cookie. Press a few mini chocolate chips on top.Sandwich cookie dough balls pressed onto the silicone mat
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for at least 10-12 mins.Cookie dough baked on the mat
  9. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes in the baking tray before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cookie Filling

  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the butter until it's light and creamy.Add Powdered Sugar and Vanilla
  2. Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar (in batches). Beat until you get a smooth and fluffy consistency (5-6 min).Adding powdered sugar to butter in a mixing bowl
  3. Fill a piping bag with the prepared frosting and attach a star-tip (or any other) nozzle. Pipe the frosting onto the flat side of one cookie.Icing spread onto the bottom of the sandwich cookie
  4. Place another cookie on top, flat side down. Press gently to make a sandwich.Cookies placed on the top to make a sandwich
  5. Add more chocolate chips on the side of the frosting.Mini chocolate chips added to the frosting on the side


Optional: If you would like the cookies perfectly round, use a round cookie cutter. As soon as they come out of the oven, swirl it around each cookie for a nice, round shape.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 sandwich cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 3g

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