What are Sandwich Cookies?

Posted in on the 22nd February, 2013

what are sandwich cookies?You might probably have seen them in stores and have eaten them. Sandwich cookies are quite a treat that many people just can’t seem to get enough of. They are cookies that contain a creamy filling placed in between a pair of cookies. They are quite delicious to have as snacks, sometimes together with a hot glass of milk, coffee or even chocolate.

Probably the most popular or recognizable among sandwich cookies are Oreos. They have become synonymous to sandwich cookies that most people prefer using them to describe these cookies with a creamy filling. But you should not just limit yourself to eating the commercial stuff when you can also make your own sandwich cookies.

The basics of making a sandwich cookie are just like preparing any other cookie types. The only difference is that they usually have different mixing measurements with other ingredients. But just like any other cookie dough, the basic dry ingredients include all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and a bit of salt. Other included ingredients include eggs, butter, vanilla and others.

More specifically, sandwich cookies have ingredients that are mixed or combined similar to that of rolled or pressed cookies. In fact a sandwich cookie may be considered as two rolled cookies pressed together with a cream filling in between them. When preparing them, a stiffer type of cookie dough is used in order to have a sturdy base to put the cream filling. It is also possible to make sandwich cookies with a pair of softer cookies. But it might be more delicate and a challenge to prepare.

What makes sandwich cookies quite interesting is that they can be made in an interesting mix of combinations. You can have the usual chocolate sandwich cookie with a creamy white vanilla filling typical of Oreos. You can also make sandwich cookies with marshmallow, jam, peanut butter, icing, or even ice cream. They don’t necessarily be chocolate cookies as you can also substitute other cookie recipes such as oatmeal cookies, wafers, biscuits and others. The variety of sandwich cookies that you can make is limited only by your own imagination.