These happy little sandwich cookies are buttery-delicate and taste so delicious with their fresh strawberry buttercream filling.


  • 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth – 2-3 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until well combined. Lower the mixer speed to medium-low and gradually beat in the flour. Transfer the dough to a piece of plastic wrap and pat into a square disk. Wrap with the plastic and refrigerate for one hour.
  Place the dough between two sheets of wax paper and roll out to 1/4″ thickness. Cut out the cookies using a cookie cutter of your choice. Place the cookies about 1″ apart on ungreased baking sheets and refrigerate for 15 minutes. While the dough chills, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake until firm, but not brown – approximately 12-15 minutes. While the cookies bake, prepare the filling.

Strawberry Filling:

1/2 cup butter

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup fresh strawberries, finely chopped

Beat butter until softened. Add powdered sugar and strawberries and beat until well combined. Set filling aside.

  Remove cookies from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  Once cooled, spread filling on a cookie and top with another, creating a cookie sandwich.


I used these wonderful cookie cutters from William Sonoma, but any cookie cutters will do.



Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.