LILY BAKES: Cookie Sandwiches

The latest from our resident kid baker
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Lily Barnes is our 10-year-old resident kid baker. Each month she shares an original recipe that kids can make at home with their parents, plus a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to make your treat extra special. Here is Lily’s recipe for Cookie Sandwiches:



I think kids would enjoy baking these cookies because you can have a chance to be creative and add any flavor icing that you want to make and a yummy candy to bake inside the cookie batter.—Lily

*Makes 8 sandwiches




  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles (optional)
  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet


  • 6 ounces butter
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cups evaporated milk
  • piping bag (or use a large ziplock bag and cut a hole on the corner tip)



Let’s make the icing first:

  • Melt Butter
  • Add cocoa and mix until smooth with a whisk
  • Add butter mixture and evaporated milk to the powdered sugar
  • Mix with whisk until smooth

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Next we can make the cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, and melted butter in a large bowl and mix
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract, then mix
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt, then mix with a spatula
  • Add chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and mix
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm / not sticky
  • Scoop cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet (maybe 16)
  • Flatten and add sprinkles on top
  • Put in the oven for 5 minutes, spin, and bake for 4 more minutes
  • Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes
  • Flip half of the cookies over with bottom facing up
  • Pour fudge icing into a piping bag
  • Pipe icing on the bottom side of half the cookies
  • Sandwich the remaining cookies over the iced surface