Looking for the perfect easy-to-prepare treat to take to a Halloween party? Or maybe you want to send something special in your children’s lunch? These cookies are perfect because you can make them as you need them and you don’t even need to bake! There is no need to make an entire batch. Just keep the ingredients on hand and prepare a few cookies for whenever you need something cute, creative and delicious to take with you!
My baking life changed for the better when I realized that some of the canned frostings were gluten free (I use Betty Crocker). When they go on sale, I buy a few cans of various colors and flavors and keep them in my pantry. Most versions are gluten and dairy free but make sure to read the labels carefully before making your purchase. Of course, it is very easy to make your own frosting, but something about the ease of the can makes it even so much less daunting to make a baked good. Or in the case of these cookies, assemble a baked good (you don’t even need to bake!).
The secret weapons in easy sandwich cookie making are:
1. Sturdy Cookies
2. Good Quality Frosting (not too runny)
3. Pastry Bag or Frosting Gun (I love my Wilton Gun)
4. Edible Sprinkles or Decorations
Cookies (for the Halloween Cookies I used Kinnikinnick Ginger Cookies)
Frosting (for the Halloween Cookies I used Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting)
Sprinkles or Toppers (for the Halloween Cookies I used Wilton Products)
Fill a pastry bag or frosting gun with frosting. Place one cookie on a plate with the top of the cookie facing down. Cover the back surface of the cookie with frosting. Place another cookie on the frosting creating a cookie sandwich.
If desired, sprinkle the exposed edges of the frosting with sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, etc… To put a decoration on the top of the cookie, place a dollop of frosting on the cookie and adhere the decoration, as if the frosting was glue.
Author Information: Jen Cafferty, Chicago, IL
Jen Cafferty, Founder, The Gluten Free Cooking Expo
Websites: www.gfreelife.com, www.glutenfreeclasses.com