Funfetti Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches

by aimee @ shugarysweets on May 18, 2014

I’m pretty sure it’s a well known fact that sprinkles make everything taste better. These Funfetti Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches are no exception to that rule! Filled with sprinkles, these are sure to go fast!

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Funfetti Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches: delicious shortbread cookies with colorful sprinkles and marshmallow filling.

I love baking shortbread cookies. They are so buttery and flaky. The perfect grown up cookie!

Add some sprinkles and they become totally kid friendly too! I filled them with a creamy cookie filling that adds a little extra sweetness. Shortbread cookies are not traditionally super sweet cookies, so this filling doesn’t put these over the top at all. Just brings them up to the rim!

Funfetti Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches: delicious shortbread cookies with colorful sprinkles and marshmallow filling.

There’s something about sprinkles that makes me smile. No matter the day, no matter the circumstances, sprinkles have a way of bringing cheer. Rainy days don’t even hold a candle to some sprinkle cookies!

The best thing about shortbread cookies is you can make them in advance and freeze the dough. I like to roll my dough into a log shape and wrap it in plastic wrap. I then use an empty paper towel tube, sliced down lengthwise, to hold the roll of wrapped dough. This helps it keep it’s shape in the freezer. When you’re ready to bake the cookies, remove from the freezer, unwrap, slice and bake. Add a few minutes extra if the dough is frozen. Or you can thaw the dough overnight in the refrigerator. I usually bake it straight from the freezer (and add extra time).

Funfetti Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches: delicious shortbread cookies with colorful sprinkles and marshmallow filling.

 

It’s perfect to keep several flavors on hand in the freezer for those last minute cookie emergencies. You know the ones. Unexpected coffee guests? Sweet tooth cravings? Emergency lunch snacks for the kids! Frozen cookie dough to the rescue!

Don’t want the filling? These are still delicious shortbread cookies!

Funfetti Shortbread Cookies: stacks of flaky, butter shortbread with extra sprinkles!

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Funfetti Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Ingredients

    For the cookie:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp butter flavoring (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles (I prefer to use the jimmies/logs)
  • For the filling:
  • 3/4 cup marshmallow cream (Fluff)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. For the cookies, cream together the butter and sugar until fully combined. Add flour and salt until well blended. Add butter flavoring and sprinkles.
  2. Lay a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Drop dough into wrap and shape into a log. Wrap up in the plastic wrap. Slice an empty paper towel tube lengthwise and place dough in tube. Freeze for 30 minutes (or longer).
  3. Straight from the freezer, slice thin and place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely. Store in airtight container. If desired, add filling.
  4. For the filling, beat marshmallow cream with butter, vanilla, heavy cream and powdered sugar. Beat for about 3-4 minutes. I put this in a small ziploc bag and cut off the corner. Pipe onto center of each cookie, top with second cookie. ENJOY.

Notes

**I use butter extract to enhance the flavor of these cookies. Totally optional.

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Librarian Lavender May 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

Those cookies are looking so fun and festive! Perfect for a summer day while reading a book!
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aimee @ shugarysweets May 23, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Oh to read a book. I hope that happens for me soon, LOL>
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Averie @ Averie Cooks May 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

I wish I had a log of that dough laying around right now :) These look incredible! Love the sprinkles & pinned!

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Chloe @ foodlikecake May 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

These are too cute! Pinned :-)

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Mary Frances May 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Funfetti does make everything better! Logs of sugar cookie dough are my idea of comfort food! :) Pinned!
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Mir May 18, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Wow, at least three amazing things going on at once! Shortbread, Funfetti, and marshmallowy filling! I love this!
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aimee @ shugarysweets May 23, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Thanks Mir, we pretty much love it too :)
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm

the sprinkles def. make these look so happy! And that filling looks positively dreeeeamyyy!! Mmmm overall just awesome cookies!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) May 19, 2014 at 11:00 am

These cookies are seriously celebration cookies but I would eat a dozen everyday. Celebrations should be a daily thing anyway right?
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aimee @ shugarysweets May 23, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Umm yes. I’m pretty sure I can find something to celebrate every day :)
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Shaina May 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Everything is better with sprinkles :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets May 23, 2014 at 10:54 pm

#truth
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Danae @ Recipe Runner May 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm

These are such fun little shortbread cookies, sprinkles definitely make everything better! They would be perfect for a birthday party!
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Heather @ French Press May 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

LOVE sprinkles on pretty much anything – these are SO much fun
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain May 20, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Well aren’t these the cutest shortbread cookies! I love that you used them to make cookie sandwiches; so unexpected with shortbread cookies but DUDE A GREAT IDEA!
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aimee @ shugarysweets May 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I wasn’t sure if it would work, but the flaky shortbread and marshmallow center are divine together :)
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K W May 21, 2014 at 8:09 am

I think there’s a problem with the ziplist link. When I try to add it, it adds “salads and sides” to the ziplist! Not even close to cookies!

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aimee @ shugarysweets May 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Hmmm, seems to be working okay for me!
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life May 21, 2014 at 11:29 am

Sprinkles do make everything that much better…so does marshmallow filling!! These are the cutest little sandwich cookies. I wish my freezer was stocked with cookie dough for snacking emergencies…I guess I should get on that!
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aimee @ shugarysweets May 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Not like you have anything better to do ;)
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dina June 9, 2014 at 11:51 am

they look yummy!
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