Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches

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These Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches will be hit for sure! A Strawberry Cookie and a Chocolate Cookie filled with yummy vanilla buttercream!

I’m learning a little something about myself this summer.

I always used to say I loved the hot weather.

Which is like, partially true.

I like when it’s warm because you have options. But I don’t actually like being hot.  Because that means you sweat and yeah, sweat and me aren’t that close.

Sweat = frizzy bangs and melty make up.  And frizzy bangs above all the other things in the world are my least favorite.

Well, that and murder. You can’t forget murder.

 

In the winter though, your options are limited.

But in the summer you can do stuff.

Wanna ride bikes?

Sure, no prob.

Wanna play Frisbee?

Again, lezz do it.

 

I mean, not that I actually ever DO any of that (frizzy bangs), but having it be there as choice is comforting.  Because what if I WANTED to play Frisbee and couldn’t?

THAT would be a shame indeed.

 

 

But in all honesty my life is pretty much the same no matter what the temperature.

I enjoy weather from the inside.

Hello.

 

Also summer, ALL THE BUGS!

Please, make them go elsewhere.  I mean, I get the whole circle of life, everything has a purpose blabbity blah…but I am certain the world would still survive without flies.

 

But a real life summer win is eating ice cream.

I mean, I’m a believer in ice cream all the days, but there are those adorable people who reserve their ice cream intake for the summer months.

Precious, really.

 

Well, today I decided to remedy that little bit of controversy.

I made summer ice cream cookies that can also be consumed every other day of the year without judgement from the peanut gallery.

 

Did any of this even make sense?

I need a summer nap.
Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches.
Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches | Cookies and Cups

So yes, you will need to make 2 batches of cookies for these.  And yes, you will need to wash your mixing bowl in between.

Sorry about this inconvenience.

 

To flavor the cookies I decided to give Strawberry and Chocolate Syrup a try.

And I’m not talking about real strawberry syrup.  I’m talking about the syrup that you add to milk to make it pink and sweet.

And you know what?  It totally worked. It’s a summer miracle.  photo IMG_2048_zps81d5e65a.jpg

The strawberry cookie dough will be super sticky…but measure out about a tablespoon for each cookie.  photo IMG_2050_zps5066be0e.jpg Press it onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Flatten the dough a bit because these cookies hold their shape…

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Next make your chocolate cookies.

Again I used chocolate syrup…  photo IMG_2058_zps49cfd19d.jpg

Don’t worry about pressing the chocolate ones down, they spread a bit more.  photo IMG_2060_zpsb17660dc.jpg

Aren’t they cute?  photo IMG_2092_zpscc4ad855.jpg Then whip up some vanilla buttercream.

Yes, this will require another mixing bowl wash.

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Spread it onto the bottom of a strawberry cookie and then press the chocolate one on top!  photo IMG_2103_zps40f14a53.jpg How fun are these?

Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches | Cookies and Cups

We enjoyed every last one of these babies!

Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches | Cookies and Cups

 

Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches
 
Makes 24 cookie sandwiches.
Ingredients
Strawberry Cookies
  • 1½ cups + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp Strawberry Syrup
Chocolate Cookies
  • 1½ cups + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3½ Tbsp Chocolate Syrup
Vanilla filling
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
Strawberry Cookies
  1. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together, set aside.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add in egg and strawberry syrup, beating until combined.
  4. Slowly add in dry ingredients until evenly incorporated.
  5. On a parchment lined baking sheet place a rounded tablespoon of batter 2 inches apart. Flatten dough slightly.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes until edges start to golden.
  7. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
Chocolate Cookies
  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. IN bowl of stand mixer cream together butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add in egg, vanilla and chocolate syrup until evenly incorporated.
  4. On low speed add in dry ingredients and mix until evenly incorporated.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes until centers of cookies are just set.
  7. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Filling
  1. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and shortening until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
  2. Beat for 1-2 minutes until creamy.
Assembly
  1. Pipe or spread 2 Tablespoons of filling onto the bottom of the strawberry cookies. Top with chocolate cookies.
Notes
Store airtight for up to 3 days.

 

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Guest
July 21, 2013 7:26 pm

How cute! I would love these for a baby shower! Or for every day snacks, really. 😉

Guest
July 21, 2013 8:30 pm

What a cute idea! These will be perfect for the Bridal Shower I’m having. Thanks for the idea!

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Marguerite
July 21, 2013 8:47 pm

Why more sugar & butter in the chocolate cookies?

Guest
July 21, 2013 9:04 pm

These look awesome – I loved neapolitan ice cream as a kid. Three flavours in one? I’m down.

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Elisa
July 21, 2013 9:35 pm

How good would these be with vanilla icecream?!

Guest
July 21, 2013 9:43 pm

Gah!! So creative!!

Guest
July 21, 2013 10:53 pm

So cute!! I love the vanilla buttercream in the middle. Holy yum!!

Guest
July 21, 2013 11:34 pm

Yum! I love neapolitan desserts. These are a winner in my book!

Guest
July 22, 2013 7:57 am

I may be crazy, but what kind of strawberry syrup are you talking about….and the chocolate, is that like Hersheys chocolate syrup? I must be slow today…..I would love to try and make these…Thanks for your help.

Mary

Guest
July 22, 2013 10:22 am

AHHH My favourite ice cream flavour! Too cute,. I have also been inspired by summer weather and did a Neapolitan cookie too. It is single chewy choclate chip cookie swirled with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate dough.
Maybe I can hybrid the too the ultimate summer treat

Guest
July 22, 2013 10:22 am

Yummy…. i love sandwich cookies.. these look light and fluffy.

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Stacy
July 22, 2013 11:35 am

Yep, I’m going to be making these soon. Neopolitan ice cream was my favorite as a kid! And you don’t have to wash the bowls in between if you have extra bowls & extra mixers…my husband says I have a serious KitchenAid addiction. :)

Guest
July 22, 2013 1:02 pm

So cute! Love these!

Guest
July 22, 2013 1:42 pm

I’ll take Winter over Summer ANY day!! Cozy casseroles, sweat pants, and new shows on television. Yes please.

Also, I am obsessed with Neapolitan. Yum!!

Guest
July 22, 2013 2:32 pm

Ice cream is the best thing about summer!! I love all the seasons actually :) I’m weird. The cookies look awesome!

Guest
July 22, 2013 3:37 pm

So fun!!

Guest
July 22, 2013 3:59 pm

I love that 2 cookies make up 1 delicious cookie plus frosting!!! Perfect! So pretty too!

Guest
July 22, 2013 4:04 pm

Mom always got us Neapolitan ice cream. There was a flavour for everyone. These cookies are such a great way to reform the tradition.

Guest

Oh wow, I love these! What an awesome idea!

Guest
July 22, 2013 6:35 pm

It’s the bugs!!!!!! The bugs are the worst…well and murder.
Love the cute little sandwiches!

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Kim
July 22, 2013 7:55 pm

Love these! Can’t wait to try them!

Guest
July 22, 2013 9:43 pm

The bugs are KILLING ME. I can’t even open a window they are so awful!

Ice cream in cookie form. Love it.

Guest
July 22, 2013 10:21 pm

Beautiful cookie sandwiches! Love that you use basically 2 different cookies to create this beautiful sandwich! Creative, fun, and, I am sure decadent in flavor!

Guest
July 23, 2013 2:34 pm

Umm..yum!!
And I love your nails!!

Guest
July 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Oh these are so adorable! Such a cute idea!

Guest
Nessa
July 24, 2013 7:50 pm

These look great!

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Sandra
July 24, 2013 10:05 pm

These cookies are an amazing representation of summer.
These are light and flavourful. You can taste both flavours.
I received great reviews. (Thank you).
Thank you for the easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipe and the appearance is just WOW!
I can’t wait to make these again.
:)

Guest

I would clean three bowls to make these any day! Neapolitan always reminds me of my childhood, needless to say I want 10 of these cookie sandwiches!!

Guest
July 28, 2013 2:47 pm

Absolutely adorable! I hate the summers, but then again, our summers average at 35 C

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Samantha
January 15, 2014 2:36 pm

I know I’m totally late on commenting on this post but first of all YUM!!!

Second though…I was absolutely distracted by your perfect manicure. Just sayin. It had to be mentioned :)

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Jen Sipes
February 17, 2014 11:46 am

What size piping tip did you use on the vanilla cream?

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