Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

Doughnut Sandwich Cookies for a good cause. My favorite sugar cookie sandwiched between vanilla buttercream and Nutella. Topped with cookie glaze and lots of sprinkles. Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

I’ve tried four times to write an intro to talk about childhood cancer and I can’t find the words that I need to talk about something that I cannot wrap my head around.

Today, many of my food blogger friends and I are sharing Valentine’s Day inspired recipes to raise funds and awareness for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to watch your child be sick. To not know what their future will hold and if a cure will ever be available. I know that if it were my children, I would do anything I could to take their pain and suffering away. My children aren’t sick, but I will put my support behind Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to fund valuable research to find a cure. Because there are thousands of children fighting for their lives right now.

Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children in the U.S. But the dollars spent on cancer research and treatment are not going to childhood cancer. Less than 3% of the Federal Cancer Institute’s budget went to all 12 major groups of pediatric cancer where breast cancer received 12% and prostate cancer received 7%.

More research needs to be done to find cures for childhood cancers.

Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

I don’t think that there is anyone that hasn’t had their lives touched by cancer. We’ve lost too many people to this horrible disease. All cancer research is important, but childhood cancer research and funding is nowhere it needs to be to find a cure.

Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!!!

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Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

Now, on to the Doughnut Sandwich Cookies! Valentine’s Day is a big deal at our house and we often started the day with heart and Valentine doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. We don’t have a Krispy Kreme near us, so I made cookies that remind us of our favorite doughnut destination. My version is my favorite sugar cookie recipe cut into 3-inch circles with a smaller hole cut out for the center. (I saved the centers to make doughnut holes. Obviously.) I filled the center with a little buttercream and Nutella and covered them with cookie glaze and sprinkles.

I used Nutella, but you could use just about anything to fill these doughnut sandwich cookies. Jam for jelly doughnuts, caramel, lemon curd. Anything at all.

Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 16 sandwich cookies
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 53 minutes

Doughnut Sandwich Cookies for a good cause. My favorite sugar cookie sandwiched between vanilla buttercream and Nutella. Topped with cookie glaze and lots of sprinkles.


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

To assemble:

  • Vanilla Buttercream
  • Nutella
  • Sugar Cookie Glaze
  • Sprinkles


Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract, mix well.

Add flour. baking powder, and salt and mix until the dough comes together into a ball.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut circles with 3-inch cookie cutters. Then cut out the center with a 1/2" to 3/4" inch circle cutter.

Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

I found it was easiest to put buttercream, Nutella, and cookie glaze in piping bags. Pipe a ring of frosting or Nutella on the bottom of a cooke, then top with another cookie. Pipe cookie glaze over in a squiggle and sprinkle with sprinkles.


My favorite Vanilla Buttercream.

My favorite sugar cookie glaze recipe.

This recipe was inspired by a video from Cupcake Jemma.

Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

Want to see what other Valentine’s Day inspired creations? Please go and check out some of the other sweet recipes today and PLEASE SHARE them! Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, help us spread the word!

Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks

Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
S’mores Brown Butter Panbanging Cookies from Marybeth of babysavers
Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine’s Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Love Cake from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Meringue Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen

Doughnut Sandwich Cookies

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  • Thank you for touching on this subject,, it is very close to my heart.

    I hope people donate to this cause to raise even more awareness to find a cure on day..

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