5 from 1 vote
Hummingbird Cake Cookie Sandwiches
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

How do you dare reinvent a popular traditional southern cake recipe? By making a cookie sandwich version of course! Pile these Hummingbird Cake Cookie Sandwiches high on a platter and don't forget to garnish them with sparkly sanding sugar and edible flowers.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, BBBQ, Cookies, cream cheese, gluten-free, Holiday, Hummingbird Cake, icing, Pecans, Pineapple, southern, Walnuts
Servings: 20
  • 1 cup Butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour for Gluten-free version use a Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Fresh Pineapple chopped
  • 1 large banana mashed
  • 1 cup Pecans or Walnuts (optional) chopped and extra nuts for garnish
  • Sanding sugar or raw sugar for garnish
  • Amazing Cream Cheese Icing
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. In large bowl, beat together butter and sugar with hand mixer until creamy.

  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  4. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly mix in flour a little a time to avoid making a mess.

  5. Using a spoon gently incorporate nuts, pineapple and banana evenly throughout the mixture.

  6. Using an ice cream scooper or spoon, scoop batter onto baking sheet, leaving about 2-3 inches in between each.

  7. Top each cookie with nuts if desired and a sprinkle of sanding sugar or raw sugar. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

  8. Remove from oven and place on cooling racks. Let cookies cool in refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours.

  9. While cooling make Amazing Cream Cheese Icing and put in a gallon storage bag to pipe it on the cookies.

  10. Once cookies are cooled and Amazing Cream Cheese Icing is made, snip one corner of the storage bag and squeeze to pipe icing onto bottom of cookies. Top icing with another cookie to form sandwiches. Note: It's easiest to work with Amazing Cream Cheese Icing while it's close to room temperature.

  11. Roll the edge of the icing into sanding sugar and garnish with edible flowers. Pile on a platter to serve.

Recipe Notes

I made this recipe with Gluten-free All Purpose Flour and they came out perfect!

Use my Amazing Cream Cheese Icing Recipe for the filling.

You can omit the nuts or add them to half the batch separately.

Edible flowers are a must for presentation!