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Mint Buttercream Sandwich Cookies

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 12
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Make your cookie platter shine with this too-cute cookie sandwich. Sprinkle sugar on top to really make it sparkle!
By Cate O'Malley
Updated Nov 28, 2011
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Mint Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract


  • 1
    Cut dough into 24 slices, using sharp knife. Bake cookies according to wrapper directions except sprinkle dough with sanding sugar before baking; cool completely before frosting.
  • 2
    While cookies are cooling, make Mint Buttercream Frosting. In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in mint extract and 1 tablespoon milk. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.
  • 3
    To make sandwiches, on each of 12 cookies, top sides down, spread thin layer frosting almost to edge. Top frosting with remaining cookies, top sides up; press together slightly.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Dust off your cookie cutters and make a unique batch of these cookies for your next holiday function. Stockings for Christmas? Hearts for Valentine’s Day? Go to town.
  • tip 2
    In addition to changing the color of the sanding sugar to coordinate with your special occasion, you can also easily change the flavoring of the buttercream frosting. I love a maple version made with 1 1/2 teaspoons real maple syrup substituted for the mint extract.

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