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Cranberry Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients
  

Crock Pot Cranberry Butter

  • 12 oz cranberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup apple cider

Sandwich Cookie ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup Powder sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • Cookie Cutter: medium sized rigged round cookie cutter

Instructions
 

  • Combine ingredients (cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, apple cider) in a crockpot, mixing until combined
  • Turn the crockpot onto high and let it cook until the cranberries are soft, about 2 hours
  • Remove the cinnamon stick and scoop the mixture into s food processor or blender and blend until pureed.
  • Using a strainer, push the cranberry through using a rubber spatula
  • Trash the solids from the cranberries
  • Place the butter back into the crockpot and turn it onto low
  • Allow the butter to thicken before removing, about an hour

Sandwich Cookie ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line two full sheet cookie sheet pans with parchment paper
  • Using a mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg, and mix until combined and creamy
  • Using a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
  • Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
  • Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  • Cut out 48 rounds and place a minimum of 12-15 cookies onto a cookie sheet. 
    Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
    Repeat steps until completely out of dough
  • Let cookies cool completely
  • Putting the cookies together directions:
    Pair up the cookies based on matching the size and create 24 sandwich cookie shells
  • Using a large spoon, scoop some of the butter and place onto the bottom cookie
    Place the top cookie onto the bottom cookie and sandwich together
  • Enjoy!