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Sandwich Cookie Filling

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Sandwich Cookie Filling Recipe

You know the smooth, dense white icing in store-bought sandwich cookies? This is a homemade version, perfect for filling our Chocolate Wafer cookies

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a heaping 1 1/2 cups filling, enough to fill about 24 to 30 medium (about 2 1/2") sandwich cookies

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cold water, or enough to make the filling cohesive

Instructions

  1. Beat together the sugar, shortening, salt, and vanilla. The mixture will seem very dry at first, but will eventually begin to clump together.
  2. Add the water, beating until smooth and spreadable. The filling should be stiff, but not so stiff that you can't flatten it when you sandwich it between your cookies.
  3. For best presentation, roll pieces of filling into a ball before gently flattening atop cookie bottoms, and adding cookie tops.
  4. Yield: a heaping 1 1/2 cups filling, enough to fill about 24 to 30 medium (about 2 1/2") sandwich cookies.