It doesn’t take a fairy godmother to get a simple cookie ready for the ball – just stack one cookie on top of another, put something irresistible in between, and you’re done.
I made these honey orange mascarpone sandwich cookies by sandwiching honey orange mascarpone filling between two simple honey cut-out cookies. I want to use this filling everywhere – spread on a bagel, piped into cupcakes, or even dolloped on waffles. It’s got an in-your-face orange kick balanced by the blend of sweet honey and soft cheese.
You might be thinking, “Stef, it’s the not the filling that makes these cookies more special, it’s the pretty royal icing!” First of all, thanks for saying my icing is pretty. :) Believe it or not, I’ve never worked with royal icing before and I know it’s not perfect (Does anyone have any tips to keep those darn bubbles at bay?). To learn to decorate with royal icing, I followed the meticulous royal icing instructions on Sugarbelle. I highly highly recommend her tutorial! But, you could skip the icing entirely and these sandwich cookies would wow-wow-holy-cow all on their own.
Honey Orange Mascarpone Sandwich Cookies Recipe
Before you can make these sandwich cookies, you’ll need to bake up some honey cookies.
Honey Orange Mascarpone Sandwich Cookies
- 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 32 honey cut-out cookies optionally ice half with royal icing
Mix cheese, honey, and zest in a small bowl.
Spread filling on un-iced cookie halves.
Top with iced cookie halves.
I've made a conscious choice to not give instructions on royal icing in this post. I'm not an expert. When I master it, I'll share my tips and tricks.
If mascarpone sounds too hoity-toity to you, cream cheese is an option. However, cream cheese is a bit more sharp so the flavor won't quite be the same.