Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches

Neapolitan Cookie Sandwich | Cookies and Cups

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.



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.jpgPress 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.jpgThen 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.jpgHow 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.


Strawberry Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp Strawberry Syrup

Chocolate Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup

Vanilla filling

  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp milk


  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.


  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.


  1. Pipe or spread 2 Tablespoons of filling onto the bottom of the strawberry cookies. Top with chocolate cookies.


Store airtight for up to 3 days.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Jen Sipes
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February 17, 2014 11:46 am

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

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 🙂

Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes}
July 28, 2013 2:47 pm

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

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

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!!

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.

July 24, 2013 7:50 pm

These look great!

July 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Oh these are so adorable! Such a cute idea!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
July 23, 2013 2:34 pm

And I love your nails!!

Julia |
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!

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.

July 22, 2013 7:55 pm

Love these! Can’t wait to try them!

July 22, 2013 6:35 pm

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

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
July 22, 2013 4:46 pm

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

Coco in the Kitchen
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.

July 22, 2013 3:59 pm

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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