Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Yield: 36 cookies Prep 15 mins Chill 3 hrs to 4 hrs Bake 375°F 8 mins to 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetned cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
Filling:
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring

Make It

1. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into medium-size bowl; set aside. In large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg, then vanilla and mint extract.

2. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide dough in half; shape each into a log about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.

3. Heat oven to 375 degrees degrees F. Cut each log into slices, 3/16 inch thick; place on ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost firm. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

Filling:

5. Beat together powdered sugar, butter, milk and mint extract in medium-size bowl until good spreading consistency. Divide filling in half; tint half with red food coloring, and other half with green food coloring.

6. Spread flat side of one-quarter of the cookies with red filling and one-quarter with green filling. Top each with a plain cookie. Chill until set.