Cookie sandwiches are such a fun and easy treat. This guest recipe by Kirsty, allergy mum and founder of Angelic Free From, shows you how to make two delicious vegan and gluten free flavour combos! In fact, if you choose the right products, it’s easy to make them free from all of the top 14 allergens.
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Guest recipe series: two delicious vegan & gluten free cookie sandwich options!
I’m so pleased to share this guest recipe from Kirsty, whose son Joshua is allergic to dairy and soy. Guest recipes are a chance for allergy parents to share their go-to recipes with others who might be new to allergies or struggling for ideas. If you would like to share one of your own recipes then please do get in touch.
As well as being an allergy mum, Kirsty is founder of Angelic, who have a fantastic range of completely top-14 allergen free oat squares, cookies and savouries. She has previously taken part in the the Allergy Mums Club Stories series, where you can read more about her family’s allergy journey and top tips for other parents.
We absolutely love the Angelic allergen free cookies* and are regular customers. So, of course I requested that Kirsty share a cookie based recipe! In the recipe card below you will find instructions for making two different flavours of cookie sandwich:
- Chocolate chip cookie sandwich with vanilla buttercream
- Double chocolate cookie sandwich with vanilla buttercream dipped in chocolate
5 reasons to love these vegan and gluten free cookie sandwiches
- They are so straightforward to make. To make it extra easy, you can prepare the buttercream filling in advance and keep it in the freezer. Simply remove from the freezer a few hours before you want to use it.
- If you’re after an easy bake to do with the kids, then this is perfect – no cooking required, just assembling everything together. A brilliant way to get kids interested in helping out in the kitchen without creating loads of mess and stress!
- This recipe is very adaptable to different dietary requirements. Using angelic cookies* and the right free from chocolate, it’s easy to make cookie sandwiches which are vegan and gluten free, as well as nut free. If you only need dairy and egg free, you can choose any vegan cookies, chocolate and margarine.
- They are great for a party! These make a great addition to a birthday party buffet, because they look so fun, taste great, and are easy to make in a big batch.
- And finally, they are so easy to customise! You can add different flavours to the buttercream, add a layer of jam, dip the melted chocolate in sprinkles or desiccated coconut – whatever you fancy!
Ingredients and dietary requirements
Cookie sandwiches can easily be adapted to different dietary requirements; depending on the ingredients you use, it’s possible to make these completely allergen free.
This recipe uses Angelic cookies*, which contain no milk, eggs, soy, nuts or gluten. However, you can use any cookies which are suitable for your family’s needs. For those who are just dairy and egg free, there are now many vegan options available.
To make the buttercream you will need to choose a suitable dairy free margarine. We often use Pure Olive spread, which is labelled as dairy and gluten free. In fact, it contains none of the top 14 allergens 👍.
For the chocolate dipped version, you will need to choose a suitable chocolate to melt. My post about dairy and soy free chocolate includes options which are also free from other allergens, such as nuts and gluten.
Whichever products you choose, make sure you always double check the ingredients to make sure they are suitable for your family. Ingredients can and do change without warning.
Cookie sandwiches (vegan and gluten free)
- 20 vegan and gluten free chocolate chip or double chocolate cookies (this recipe suggests using Angelic cookies which are free from all top 14 allergens)
- 200 g icing sugar
- 75 g dairy free margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For double chocolate cookie sandwiches
- 100 g dairy & gluten free chocolate
- The suggested quantities makes enough for 10 cookie sandwiches, but if you're not making that many then you can simply halve or even quarter the amounts. If you have leftovers they can be frozen for use another time.
- Measure the icing sugar, dairy free margarine and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl.
- Whisk together until fully combined and smooth. I favour using an electric whisk.
Chocolate Chip & Vanilla Buttercream cookie sandwiches
- Take one of your chocolate chip cookies and add a generous layer of buttercream. Take the second cookie and sandwich it on top. Easy!
Double Chocolate Cookie sandwiches
- First, melt your chocolate. To do this on the hob, fill a small saucepan with a couple of centimeters of water and bring to a simmer. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heatproof bowl that can fit snugly on top of the pan. Rest the bowl on top of the pan, not touching the water. Stir the chocolate to gradually melt it.
- To melt the chocolate in a microwave, break it into pieces into a microwavable bowl. Heat for 20 to 30 second blasts, giving it a stir after each blast, until melted.
- Set the melted chocolate aside to cool slightly.
- Take one of your double chocolate cookies and add a generous layer of buttercream. Take the second cookie and sandwich it on top.
- Holding the layers firmly together, dip one half into the melted chocolate, and let the excess run off. Place on a sheet of parchment paper in the fridge until the chocolate has set. Or, you can eat it straight away while the chocolate is still melty!
- The suggested quantities makes enough for 10 cookie sandwiches, but if you’re not making that many then you can simply halve or even quarter the amounts. If you have leftovers they can be frozen for use another time.
- If you or your child has an allergy, always double check that the recipe and all of the components are suitable. This includes checking ‘may contain’ statements on each ingredient and making your own assessment of risk based on personal circumstances.
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Looking for more quick and easy bakes?
If so, you might like to check out this post about dairy & egg free cake mixes! There’s also lots of gluten free options in there too.