1985’s Cherry Cola Cookie Sandwiches

Cherry cola cookie sandwiches are chewy, decadent cookie sandwiches filled with rich and luscious cherry vanilla frosting. The cookies are easy to make and are a perfect treat for every occasion.

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Cherry Cola Cookie

Desserts are not all about cakes and pies. There are several other desserts that serve as great snacks as well. For instance, we have cookies that you can enjoy any time of the day, especially with tea or a glass of milk. Then we have macaroons which are so amazing. The meringue with delicious buttercream in between is yummy. And how can I forget cookie sandwiches? Ahhh, they are just perfect for those who have a huge sweet tooth as I do. 

Cookie sandwiches are super easy to make. You just need standard cookies and a delicious filling. These are simple yet enjoyable.

I am a big fan of cookie sandwiches. Here is why:

  • They are very easy to make. You can turn any cookie into a sandwich. There is a huge room for creativity here, which I absolutely love about it.
  • Cookie sandwiches are great for parties. You can serve them for birthday parties, beach parties, Sunday brunches, holiday parties, and even baby showers and gender reveals.
  • These are delicious. The chewy yet soft cookies, along with the tasteful cream filling, are a great combination.

My favorite recipe for cookie sandwiches involves chocolate and cherries. The two pair so well together. I call these cherry cola cookies, but not because I use cola in this recipe. I call these cookie sandwiches cherry cola cookies not because I use cherry cola as an ingredient but because of the colors. The cookies have a beautiful dark brown chocolaty color, whereas the filling has a beautiful pink, reddish color. The contrast of brown and reddish pink is so appealing and attractive. You simply can’t resist.

How to Make Cherry Vanilla Frosting?

The hero of this sandwich cookie recipe is the cherry vanilla frosting. It is made with cream butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extracts, and maraschino cherries. Maraschino cherries are preserved cherries that are very sweet. They have a beautiful color that spreads all across the filling. Also, when you pipe the filling, small bits of the chopped cherries are seen in the filling. The burst of flavor you get is divine.

You have to store these like you store any other cookies, i.e., in an air-tight container. However, you need to be careful that you select a dry and cool place for these. that’s because of the frosting, which can melt away. So, to avoid mess, you can also store them in the refrigerator. I prefer you place them on the dining table so everyone can enjoy these while passing by. These are perfect snacks!

Try this amazingly delicious and beautiful cherry cola cookie recipe! To add more fun, add a sprinkle on the sides to coat the peaking frosting. These cookie sandwiches will steal everyone’s heart!

Cherry Cola Cookie

1985’s Cherry Cola Cookie Sandwiches

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Cherry cola cookie sandwiches are chewy, decadent cookie sandwiches filled with rich and luscious cherry vanilla frosting. The cookies are easy to make and are a perfect treat for every occasion.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 12 sandwiches
Calories 513 kcal



Cookie Ingredients

  • cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter unsalted, sweet cream, melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips mini

Cherry Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter unsalted, sweet cream, melted
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries drained, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


Cookie Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together in a large bowl the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt until combined.
  • Using another large bowl, beat together the sugars and butter until fluffy and combined.
  • Beat in the egg, water and vanilla until combined .
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until dough forms.
  • Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  • Scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheets and bake for 5-8 minutes or until the tops are set.
  • Allow to cool completely.

Cherry Vanilla Frosting Instructions

  • Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix together until still, creamy peaks form.
  • Scoop the frosting into the piping bag.
  • Pair up the cookies to their size mates.
  • Frost the bottom cookie and then place the top one on top to create the sandwich.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 513kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 247mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 70gVitamin A: 497IUCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry frosting, cola cookies, marschino cherry frosting
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  1. The amount if baking soda isn’t listed in ingredients? If this is cherry cola cookies why not use cherry cola instead of water and vanilla?

    1. I apologize for that. The recipe has been updated to include baking soda. The reason that cherry cola isn’t used instead of water and vanilla in this recipe is we weren’t able to get our hands on cherry cola at the time.

  2. I would love to make these delicious looking cookies for Lou next family visit!
    Sorry but I don’t understand what is meant by “unsalted sweet cream melted” for the butter. Is the butter unsalted then melted? Is the sweet cream another ingredient?
    Thank you for explaining!

    1. When you purchase it is called sweet cream “unsalted” or “salted” so you would purchase sweet cream butter “unsalted”, if it doesn’t say sweet cream, just get butter, unsalted then melt it. I think our Walmart butter says “sweet cream unsalted butter” or salted is why it says that. So don’t worry if yours says just butter, unsalted. 🙂 Sorry for the confusion.

      1. Thank you for explaining. Where I live in Canada we don’t have sweet cream butter so I will use unsalted like you recommend. I will make them this weekend and take them to the grand-kiddos next week. I know they will love ❤️ these cookies.

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