Sandwich Cookies with Cranberry Butter

These buttery sandwich cookies filled with cranberry butter are just the thing to make your holidays (and any day) brighter and tastier!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time for Cranberry Butter 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


Crock-Pot Cranberry Butter

  • 2 12 oz. bags cranberries rinsed
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 c. apple cider

Sandwich Cookies

  • 1 c. unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • medium round cookie cutter with ridges


Cranberry Butter

  1. Combine all ingredients in a Crock-Pot and mix until combined

  2. Turn Crock-Pot to high and cook until the cranberries are soft, about 2 hours

  3. Remove the cinnamon sticks and scoop the mixture into a food processor or blender

  4. Blend until smooth

  5. Using a strainer, push the cranberry mixture through using a rubber spatula

  6. Discard what is in the strainer

  7. Place the cranberry butter back into the Crock-Pot and turn to low

  8. Cook for about an hour on low, until thickened

Sandwich Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper

  3. Using a stand mixer, cream together  butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy

  4. In a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar

  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until combined

  6. Using your hands, continue to mix until fully combined

  7. Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
  8. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  9. Cut out 48 rounds and place 12-15 cookies onto a cookie sheet

  10. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  11. Repeat steps until you're completely out of dough

  12. Let cookies cool completely
  13. Pair up the cookies based on matching size and create 24 sandwich cookie shells
  14. Using a large spoon, scoop some cranberry butter onto the bottom cookie

  15. Place the top cookie onto the bottom cookie and sandwich together

Recipe Notes

You can make the cookies while the cranberry butter is cooking. The total prep time and cook time are approximate. You know how to multitask, right?