11 Incredible Sandwich Cookies Because We Do National Homemade Cookie Day Right

If there's anything we stand to learn from National Homemade Cookie Day, it's that there’s only one thing better than a freshly baked cookie: Two freshly baked cookies with buttercream in the middle. Chances are, you’ve known such glorious creations all your life, first as Oreos and Nutter Butters, and later as fancier-than-thou macarons — but now, you know them by their true name: The sandwich cookie.

It’s a simple concept, really. You don’t have to be a molecular gastronomist to take a dessert we love, smother it in something buttery, and call it a day. All the same, the sandwich cookie is nothing short of genius: Equal parts crisp and creamy, hearty and delicate, it’s everything we dream of when we dream of cozy fall desserts. And if you have yet to taste its wonders, there’s no better occasion to start than right now on National Homemade Cookie Day. Before you read on, pour yourself a tall glass of milk — you’re going to need it.

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by Lisa Siva

Homemade Oreos

Oreos were your first love — and they will always have a special place in your heart. Here’s how to DIY your own, courtesy of Hummingbird High.

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Pretzels + Cream

Over the nostalgia trip? Take your leftover Oreo filling, pair it with peanut butter, and sandwich it all between chocolate-covered pretzels. Thanks, Half Baked Harvest!

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Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter

This sandwich cookie comes straight out of your dreams. Half Baked Harvest gives classic chocolate chip a boost with peanut butter and banana — and then piles on the marshmallow filling.

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Black + White Chip

Got some leftover marshmallow fluff? Whip it with butter into a decadent buttercream filling, à la How Sweet It Is.

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Peppermint Marshmallow

If you’re feeling festive, take a cue from My Name Is Yeh and add a splash of peppermint extract to your marshmallow fluff.

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Almond Linzers

You’ve probably seen these delicate, jam-filled linzer cookies close to Christmas, but they’re delicious all year round. Oh, Ladycakes shows us how it’s done.

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal

On the opposite side of the sandwich-cookie spectrum are these chubby little things. Stuffed with chocolate ganache and rolled in sprinkles, they may not be subtle — but they are heavenly. Thanks, How Sweet It Is!

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Pumpkin Molasses

Since we’re already pumpkin-spicing everything up here, let’s not forget about the cookies. My Baking Addiction whips up a chewy, pumpkin-y cookie to sandwich her cream cheese filling.

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Carrot Cake

Too much cream cheese filling on your hands? We know just where to put it. Turns out, you can have your carrot cake — and your cookies, too. The Comfort of Cooking breaks it down.

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Pink Grapefruit

It’s almost citrus season, which means grapefruit by the bucketload. Put it to good use in these adorable sandwich cookies from Brown Eyed Baker.

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Ah, macarons. They drive us mad with their needy meringue shells — but we can’t live without them. Moonblush Baker whips up a version inspired by Tim Tams, an Australian candy similar to Twix.

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