Obviously my affinity for the cookie sandwich is clearly evident. I just posted a Nutella cookie sandwich, and now I’m posting a strawberry cookie sandwich. I’ll fill you in on another secret, I have another cookie sandwich recipe coming up next week too. Why? Because who doesn’t love a sandwich made of dessert?!
The only thing better than a sandwich made from desserts is…nothing..I literally can’t think of another thing better than this. Okay MAYBE some sort of macaroni and cheese dish, but desserts and sides are two different beasts.
Here’s another reason why I’ve been making so many cookie sandwiches, I’ll tear down the fourth wall here. In The Unmanly Chef studios there is a never-ending narco war being waged against content for the blog. I would love to sit here and tell you that I cook, photograph, edit said photograph, and then write my post including the recipe as the same day that I cook them, but then I’d be lying to you. I don’t have enough time to do that, for those bloggers that do, I applaud them. Unfortunately I am not one of them. So instead, what I do is I usually spend a whole Saturday or Sunday (depending on my schedule) creating blog content that also typically turns into meals for Mrs. Unmanly Chef and I. That means on a single day I’ll usually create about 4 or 5 posts in one cooking session, this then affords me enough time to write and plan them.
With every joyous post I bring to you that shows my latest cooking creation, I have to create something new to delight, you, my wonderful readers. Creating content for the blog isn’t stressful but it can be taxing on one’s cooking mind. Once you’ve created a food blog, you just see everything you make as potential content. But not all kitchen creations are as my brother would say, “blog-worthy.”
If it’s not pretty or not outrageously delicious I’m not just going to put it up here for the sake of content, I like to push content that is visually appealing or that tastes really good. Also if it’s something that connects to my up-bringing I want to share it with you. But sometimes, you just bake a lot of sugar cookies and you can do a lot of things with them. And that is the genesis of all these cookie sandwiches!
So I made a ton of sugar cookies one Saturday night while performing a product review for Happiest Little Baker, and I was not about to let that product review not create more content! I rarely bake, so I love to stretch as many posts/pictures out of a baking session.
Strawberry filled cookies are an underrated subclass of the cookie world, it’s such a perfect combo I’m surprised there are not more strawberry cookies out there. May be there are and I’m just not with the cookie times.
Recipe – Strawberry Cookie Sandwich
3 cups of flour
1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 1/3 Cup of Sugar
2 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup of Cold Unsalted Butter
1/4 Cup of Strawberry Preserve
*Preheat oven to 350F*
Step 1 – Sift Flour, baking powder, and salt
Step 2- Beat cold butter with a standing mixer then slowly add sugar.
Step 3 – Now add the eggs one at a time.
Step 4- Add Vanilla, should have a almost shortbread like consistency.
Step 5- Form the dough into a disc or ball and then refrigerate for at least an hour.
Step 6 – Roll out the dough in portions (probably about 4 portions). Roll-out should be about 1/4 inch thick.
Step 7 – Use a cookie cutter if possible, to make 2 1/2 inch wide circles.
Step 8 – Place on parchment paper and then on a baking sheet.
Step 9 – Bake in oven for 9 minutes or just so bottoms are a little bit brown.
Step 10 – Remove cookies from oven, allow to cool, then spread strawberry preserve (probably only a teaspoon at most) on cookie and form a sandwich!