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Red, White & Blue Funfetti Sandwich Cookies

We are continuing our red, white, and blue week with Red, White & Blue Funfetti Sandwich Cookies. You might remember the Funfetti Cookies I recently made. If you’ve tried them, you know they are awesome! Well, I kicked them up a notch for the 4th of July by creating a sandwich cookie. Yep, you get two cookies with a vanilla buttercream in the center. You have to go all out on holidays!

I found the red, white, and blue sprinkles at Michael’s in the 4th of July section. I love the tiny little stars. I made the cookies smaller this time…don’t worry you are getting two cookies:) I made a classic vanilla buttercream and colored the frosting bright blue. Feel free to make red frosting or just leave it white. I personally like the blue. And the kids love it too! And you will know who ate a cookie:) Blue mouths are appropriate on the 4th of July! We have to show our colors:)

These Funfetti Sandwich Cookies are soft, sweet, and patriotic! They are the perfect dessert for watching fireworks. Grab a blanket, a cookie, and enjoy the show!

I promise these Red, White & Blue Funfetti Sandwich Cookies will be a hit at your 4th of July party!

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Red, White & Blue Funfetti Sandwich Cookies

Yield: About 20 small sandwich cookies

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Funfetti cookies filled with rich buttercream frosting. These festive red, white, and blue sandwich cookies are perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day!

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
2 1/2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Red, White & Blue Jimmie sprinkles
2 tablespoons Red, White & Blue nonpareil sprinkles

For the Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Blue food coloring (I used powdered)

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.

2. Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract, and egg. Beat until well combined.

3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and mix on low speed until ingredients are combined. Gently mix in the sprinkles. Don't over mix or the sprinkles will bleed into the dough.

4. Form cookie dough into small balls, about a teaspoon in size. Place cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown around the edges. The cookies will harden as the cool, so don't over bake.

5. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

6. While the cookies are cooking, make the buttercream frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until nice and smooth, using the paddle attachment. Turn the mixer down to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. Once sugar is fully incorporated turn the mixer up to medium speed and add in the salt and vanilla extract. Add the heavy cream and mix for 3 minutes or until frosting is smooth. Check the consistancy of the frosting, if it is to loose, add more powdered sugar. If it is too stiff, add a little more cream. Mix in food coloring and beat until you have your desired color.

7. To make the sandwich cookies, pipe (using a pastry bag or plastic bag) small dollops of frosting on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. Store cookies in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

Note-I found Red, White & Blue sprinkles at Michael's. You can mix up the color of sprinkles and frosting to match any holiday or event.

Cookie recipe adapted from Fat Girl Trapped In A Skinny Body

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101 Responses to “Red, White & Blue Funfetti Sandwich Cookies”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 20, 2012 @ 3:31 am

    So cute and you are working way ahead of the curve for the 4th…I’m so impressed! You’re such a good blogger :) And I reallyyyy want to make these cookies!

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    Rosa — June 20, 2012 @ 4:13 am

    So pretty! A great 4th of July trea.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Blog is the New Black — June 20, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    THese are so fun!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 20, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    These cookies are adorable!!

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    Chelle — June 20, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    SO LOVELY!!! I’m going to make some for sure!! :D

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    Brandi — June 20, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    These cookies are so cute! I just made the funfetti cookies last weekend, but they never flattened out when I baked them. They were puffy, but still delicious. Any tips or thoughts on what I can do so I can make these cute sandwiches? Thanks!

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    Carine — June 20, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    They are lovely!

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    T. — June 20, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    I may have to change them up a little bit for Canada Day which is July 1 here in Canada. I wonder if we have maple leaf sprinkles here…hum…may have to look into that!

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    JulieD — June 20, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    Love these! They are so cute!

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    Rachel Cooks — June 20, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    These are so fun! I have some patriotic sprinkles…these might be on my to-do list!

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    Tanya Schroeder — June 20, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    I have to go find red white and blue sprinkles, these are so fun. I could just eat the blue buttercream!

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    I love that you can make these in any colour to suit any party.

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    Living The Sweet Life — June 20, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    These are adorable!! I love the stars too – - these would also be fun at a Dr. Seuss Birthday party. Great idea Maria, I love it!!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — June 20, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    Love these! Pinning and making for sure!

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    Sara — June 20, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    How festive and fun! Love it!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 20, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    These are perfect for the holiday!

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    Kerry @ Yum and Yummer — June 20, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    I’ve been across the pond and will still be here for the Fourth of July, so maybe it’s time I whip these bad boys up and show the Europeans what it’s all about: COOKIES.

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    Cookbook Queen — June 20, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    These are ADORABLE and so festive. LOVE!!!!

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    Mi Vida en un Dulce — June 20, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Lovely cookies, you are absolutely ready to celebrate 4th of July. In my country we celebrate on July 28th, and our colors are just red and white, but you gave me a great idea for my independence cookies.

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    such a cute idea Maria! i love it.

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 20, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Love these! Perfect for the 4th!

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    How adorable!! These are so perfect for the 4th of July!! I just have to make them for my daughter and boyfriend. They would go crazy over these

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    These look amazing! I think I will have to make those for the Fourth!

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    Cassie (bake your day) — June 20, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    So fun. Love the festive sprinkles!

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    These are so cute and festive!

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    Beth W. — June 20, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    Love them!!! I’m going to have to try these out soon and bring some to my son’s daycare for a treat so we don’t eat them all :)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 20, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    maria! these are so cute – they totally look like they would make my entire mouth turn blue :)

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    k — June 20, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    I LOVE double cookies!!! :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — June 20, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Fun! These are perfect for the 4th of July!

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    So festive & patriotic! Love it!

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    Erica — June 20, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    These are so darn cute and fun! You’re going to throw the best kiddie parties with treats like these!

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    HeatherChristo — June 20, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Totally cute and great for the 4th Maria!

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    Julia — June 20, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Such a cute version of the funfetti cookies!!!!

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    These are so going on my Fourth of July Pinterest board!

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    Liz — June 20, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    These are SO FUN!

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    These are too cute for the 4th! Perfect dessert for a laid back cookout!

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    Super cute for the 4th! I made a version of these for the end of the school year, they were a hit!

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    Erin — June 20, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Insanely adorable

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    Jennifer — June 20, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    These are super cute!

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    Maria! I’ve had your funfetti cornstarch cookies on my to-make list for a couple weeks! Making them this weekend! I’m going to try your patriotic twist :)

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