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

  1. 41
    bridget {bake at 350} — June 20, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Oh my gosh….that was so SMART! Red, White & Blue Funfetti!!! Genius!

  2. 42

    those are so cute!! perfect for the 4th of july!!

  3. 43
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — June 20, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    I love it – so fun & so festive!!

  4. 44
    sweetsugarbelle — June 20, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    I have GOT to try this! PS…thanks for the sharing my bomb pop cookies! Made my day!

  5. 45

    I love the spirit in these cookies! And so would our kids!!

  6. 46
    Amanda — June 20, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Anything funfetti is cool with me.

  7. 47
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — June 20, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    Adorable treats for the 4th of July! I have 6 nieces and nephews who would LOVE to get their hands on these! :)

  8. 48
    Kristina Vanni — June 20, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    How fun and festive! Great way to utilize Funfetti! Thanks for sharing!

  9. 49
    Jordan Barlow — June 20, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    I have been searching for Fourth of July desserts and these are perfect!! Thanks so much :)

  10. 50
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — June 20, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    oh i so love these! Just pinned them

  11. 51
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 20, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    Those look like so much fun and I agree that blue mouths are totally appropriate for 4th if July :D

  12. 52
    Riley — June 20, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    Aww how cute and festive! I can’t wait to try this maybe with red, white, and blue fillings!

  13. 53
    Marla Meridith — June 20, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    These cookies are so cute!! I love those little funfetti stars :)

  14. 54
    Ann P. — June 20, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    Funfetti will always be a treasured memory of childhood. I love these cookies! A great way to stay young :)

  15. 55
    Sue {Munchkin Munchies} — June 20, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    What colorful and FUN cookies; I love them! Thanks so much for the shout out and the link love!

  16. 56
    Jessica @ How Sweet — June 21, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    COULD THESE BE ANY CUTER?! i think not.

  17. 57
    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — June 21, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Oh my goodness — these are so adorable!!! Love the red white and blue fun!

  18. 58

    So fun!

  19. 59
    teresa — June 21, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    Maria these are adorable!
    LOVE red white and blue!
    So FUN!
    xo

  20. 60
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 21, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Adorable and so festive!

  21. 61
    Mercedes — June 21, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    THese are so precious! I might have to make these as my contribution to our neighborhood 4th of July picnic!

  22. 62
    gina @ skinnytaste — June 21, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    These look so fun, I just pinned them to my summer board!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 21st, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

      Thanks for the pin!

  23. 63
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — June 21, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Ohmygosh I love these! Perfect 4th dessert for all ages! Great idea :)

  24. 64
    Lynna H. — June 21, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    Beautiful for the 4th of July! :D

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  26. 65
    Cindy Ferguson — June 21, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps!

  27. 66
    Pam — June 21, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    Festive and tasty! Nicely done Maria.

  28. 67
    Joanne — June 21, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    These are so utterly and ridiculously festive! Love em.

  29. 68
    sallySally G — June 21, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    I made the other fun fetti cookies you had on this blog and they were so hard, I even cooked them less time. I was really disappointed in them.

    • Two Peas replied: — June 21st, 2012 @ 10:31 pm

      I’ve made the Funfetti Cookies several times and they are always soft. Sorry you had issues!

  30. 69

    these cookies are so cute! perfect for 4th of July!

  31. 70
    Chuck — June 22, 2012 @ 1:11 am

    How much fun are those cookies. Love the bright color. Just stunning!

  32. 71
    kitchenessence — June 22, 2012 @ 2:59 am

    yum! great for parties, you could vary the sprinkles/frosting colour

  33. 72
    Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper — June 22, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    This turned out great. So festive and yummy!
    I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

  34. 73
    Amanda — June 24, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    These are so fun Maria!

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  36. 74
    TidyMom — June 24, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    What a fun festive patriotic treat Maria!!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/patriotic-crafts/

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  37. 75
    Amanda — June 24, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    Hi Maria! Here’s that feature on FamilyCorner.com Thanks for the great idea! http://www.familycorner.com/family/10-fun-crafts-and-recipes-for-july-4th.shtml

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  39. 76
    i_heart_cake — June 28, 2012 @ 4:19 am

    I’m going to double this, and instead add the food coloring to the cookie dough. One batch blue, one batch red. I’ll leave the frosting white, and have red, white and blue cookies. Sounds delicious!

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