Showstopping Sandwich Cookies

Flavorful fillings like peppermint, bourbon and chocolate-hazelnut will have you spreading holiday cheer.
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What is it about two cookies stuffed with our favorite fillings? Whatever it is, we’re calling it a double dose of dessert happiness. These on-trend holiday sandwiches are part of our collection of nine new Christmas cookies, which also include Magical Middles and Wintry Whites. Find even more seasonal entertaining ideas in our 2013 Holiday Lookbook. Showstopping Sandwich Cookies

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Cream Cheese-Spice Sandwich Cookies

Using a decorating bag and a tip to pipe the dough gives these cookies a fancy-pants style. Adding a splash of bourbon to the cream filling makes them an extra-special grown-up treat.

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Showstopping Sandwich Cookies

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Striped Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

We have to say these zippy, striped peppermint squares have attitude to spare. They make an eye-catching addition to any cookie plate.

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Showstopping Sandwich Cookies

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Chocolate-Hazelnut-Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Dipping the cookies in melted chocolate and finishing with chopped nuts gives these sandwiches a polished look.

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How to Make Cream Cheese-Spice Sandwich Cookies

These swirly cookies look impressive, but they’re not hard to make. Follow these easy steps for cookie success.

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Madison's Tip: To Pipe or Not?

If you don’t have a pastry bag and decorating tips, you can still make great Cream Cheese-Spice Sandwich Cookies, says Pillsbury food editor Madison Mayberry. Fill a large plastic bag with the cookie dough, cut off the corner of the bag and squeeze out the dough in a spiral. You won’t get ridges, but you’ll still get an attractive result.

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5 Cookie Fillings

Sandwich cookies are perfect for playful and flavorful switcheroos. Here are five more fillings we love to put in the middle of our cookies.

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