Bright and fruity with a creamy Vanilla Bean filling, these chewy sandwich cookies are a wonderful addition to the afternoon tea table!

10 min
20 min


  1. 2 ¾ cups (410g) flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. ½ tsp baking powder
  4. Pinch salt
  5. 225g butter, softened
  6. 1 ½ cups (220g) sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. Queen Food Colour Gels – Green, Red, Yellow
  9. 1 tsp Queen Passionfruit Baking Paste
  10. ½ - 1 tsp Queen Lime Baking Paste
  11. ½ - 1 tsp Queen Raspberry Baking Paste
  1. 250g butter, softened
  2. 1 tsp Queen Vanilla Extract
  3. 2 cups (300g) icing sugar, sifted

Method - Cookies

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced) and line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    Cream butter and sugar until pale, fluffy and the sugar has dissolved then add egg, mixing well to combine.

  3. Step 3

    Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together, then add to butter mixture and mix until combined.

  4. Step 4

    Separate dough mixture evenly into three bowls and add food colour gel using a toothpick until desired shades are achieved. Add Raspberry Baking Paste to the pink bowl, Lime Baking Paste to the green bowl and Passionfruit Baking Paste to the yellow bowl.

  5. Step 5

    Spoon teaspoons of dough into balls and place on trays approx. 5cm apart. Bake for 8-12 minutes then allow to cool slightly on baking tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Method - Icing

  1. Step 1

    To prepare icing, cream butter until pale and fluffy, approximately 5-6 minutes. Add Vanilla Essence and icing sugar and gently mix to combine, then increase speed and mix until well combined. Spoon or pipe icing onto half of biscuits and top with remaining cookies. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Tip- Baked cookies can be frozen for up to three months, simply wrap tightly in cling wrap and store in an airtight container. To serve, simply thaw until room temperature, then prepare icing and sandwich together.

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