Santa's Sandwiches

Fill these chocolate Christmas cookies with either red or green frosting. Both are flavored with mint extract.

Santa's Sandwiches
Yield: 8 dozen sandwiches Prep 15 mins Chill 4 hrs Bake 375°F 8 mins to 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
Filling
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • Red, green food coloring

Make It

1. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into bowl; set aside. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in egg, then vanilla and mint extract. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide in half; shape each into a log about 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 4 hours.

2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut each log into slices, about 1/8 inch thick; place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost firm. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

Filling:

3. Beat confectioners' sugar, butter, milk and mint extract in bowl until spreading consistency. Tint half with red food coloring, and other half with green. Spread flat side of one-quarter of cookies with red filling; another quarter with green. Top each with a plain cookie. Chill.