White Chocolate Macadamia Sandwich Cookies are a fun, frosted twist on a classic cookie!
If you were to start naming classic cookies, no doubt you’d include White Chocolate Macadamia. Those have been a bakery and homemade staple for a long, long time. That sweet, nutty flavor combination is pretty irresistible.
For a little twist on the traditional, these White Chocolate Macadamia Sandwich Cookies combine a simple vanilla cookie studded with plenty of macadamias with a sweet white chocolate frosting. They’re sweet and nutty just like the classic, but you get frosting! Who doesn’t want more chances to have frosting? Especially when it’s sandwiched between two cookies. Who’s with me?
The frosting is a simple buttercream made with melted white chocolate. If you’ve ever melted white chocolate, you already know that it can be a little temperamental. You can use a double boiler if you like, but I am the impatient sort and prefer the microwave. Just go slowly and stir often, or your white chocolate may seize or even burn a bit.
One of the keys to sandwich cookies is getting uniform cookies so that they match up well size- and shape-wise when it’s time to assemble. It’s also helpful if they’re a bit flat on top so that they’ll sit upright. I like to use a cookie scoop to make equal portions. Then, I roll each portion between the palms of my hands to make a ball. Place the dough balls on the baking sheet, and flatten each slightly before baking.
I make these cookies on the small side using 1-tablespoon portions. After all, you’re going to be eating two cookies at once! This amount of frosting is just right for the yield. I would estimate that I use just a bit more than a tablespoon of frosting per sandwich cookie. That gives a good ratio of frosting to cookie for my tastes.
I love to take something familiar in the baking world and find a way to make it different. These White Chocolate Macadamia Sandwich Cookies are an ode to the classic cookie but with a fabulous frosting twist. If you’re a fan of the original, I think you’ll just love these!