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Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches

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

Neapolitan Cookie Sandwich | Cookies and Cups

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?

Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches | Cookies and Cups

I need a summer nap.
Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches.

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.

Red strawberry syrup being added to a stand mixer bowl

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

A tablespoon scoop of pink dough

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

Pink dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Next make your chocolate cookies.

Chocolate syrup being added to a stand mixer bowl

Again I used chocolate syrup…

Light chocolate dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet

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

A stack of light chocolate cookies

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

Yes, this will require another mixing bowl wash.

A swirl of vanilla frosting on a strawberry cookie
Vanilla frosting between a chocolate and strawberry cookie

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

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We enjoyed every last one of these babies!

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Neapolitan Cookie Sandwiches


Description

Makes 24 cookie sandwiches.


Ingredients

Scale

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

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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