Sandwiches Are Good, but These Sweet Sandwich Cookies Are Better

All cookie fanatics know that the only thing better than one cookie is two — plus a rich, creamy filling. A step up from the classic chocolate chip or sugar cookie, these treats feature cookies that are fruity, nutty, cakey and more. Try the cookie version of an already traditional dessert, like carrot cake, or go for an unexpected flavor (popcorn?); this list of our favorite sandwich cookies has it all.

Who knew you could use boxed cake mix as cookie batter? With the simple addition of chocolate chips and peppermint extract, these easy-to-make cookies will be fudgy and minty.

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Jeff Mauro whips almond butter into his sweet-salty filling to create a rich, nutty flavor.

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Red velvet cake is traditionally paired with cream cheese frosting, which is why the cookie version of the classic dessert doesn’t skimp on that must-have part. There’s a heaping spoonful of smooth cream-cheese filling between the wafers

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These sandwiches are the ultimate in sweet-and-salty desserts: There’s real ground popcorn in the cookie dough, and they’re rolled in crisp, crunchy popcorn pieces before being filled with gooey salted caramel.

Giada’s candy-cane studded cookies may be packed with tried-and-true holiday flavor in the form of peppermint-chocolate filling, but these decadent treats can be enjoyed any time of year.

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