Homemade Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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I seem to start a lot of my recipe posts with, the hubby had a meeting…. Well, he did and he asked me to bake something for snacks. It’s what I do, I guess. I don’t do the rabble rousing he does but I support it with treats. This time I decided to try a cookie I’ve been wanting to make for a while, homemade sandwich cookies. I read several different recipes as I am usually wont to do and ended up  – after a little trial and error on size – with the final result below.

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Homemade Sandwich Cookies

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 cups sugar plus more for rolling cookies
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature

Filling
1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup shortening
7 cups confectioner’s sugar
a little milk, maybe 2 TBS as needed
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp peppermint extract
2 tsp vanilla bean paste or two vanilla beans, scraped
couple of drops of green food coloring

Preheat oven to 375°
Line cookie sheets with parchment or silicone mats
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.
Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
Using a small scoop (about 2 Tsp) drop rounds into granulated sugar

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Place cookie balls on the prepared cookie sheets.
Flatten the cookie balls with a glass
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes rotating the sheets halfway through baking.
Cool on wire racks.
Make the Filling:
Cream the butter and shortening until well combined.
Add the confectioner’s sugar and salt
If needed add the milk a little at a time until you have the consistency of stiff frosting.
Divide the mixture in half.
To one half add the vanilla bean paste and mix well.

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To the other half add the peppermint extract and green food coloring and mix well.

Make the sandwiches:

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Pair up the cookie halves so they are evenly matched.

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Spread the filling on half of the cookies – half of them vanilla, half of them mint
Cover.

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Cookies will last up to two weeks in an air tight container.

How Were The Homemade Sandwich Cookies?

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Oh my. These are some tasty cookies. The outside cookie is crispy and chocolately and the cream inside tastes just like that famous cookie. I was afraid that they would get soggy but they don’t. I had one almost a week later and it was still crisp. This is definitely a keeper of a recipe. I can imagine creating different flavors for the center.

Other Cookie Recipes:

Chewy Molasses Crinkles

Heirloom Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

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