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Vanilla buttercream filling highlights Halloween designs in these chocolate cut-out sandwich cookies.
Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and egg; continue beating until well mixed. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Roll out dough, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 1/4- to 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cut out center of half of cookies with Halloween-shaped mini-sized (about 1-inch) cookie cutters. Bake 8-11 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
Combine all filling ingredients except milk and food color in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Add food color, if desired.
Spread 2 teaspoons filling onto bottom of 1 cookie; top with cut-out cookie, bottom-side down. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
I made these cookies Halloween 2011. They were a huge success. So cute and so good. It's now Halloween 2012 and my son asks for the "epic" cookies with the cut outs and cream. I had totally forgotten about this recipe but you know it's GOT to be a winner if a 9 year old remembers them a year later.
I made these 3 times now and everyone loves them....they go so fast. Kids also loved helping cut the shapes and making it into a sandwich. I will def make these a lot.
Are the nutrition facts correct on this? 1980 calories seems exceptionally high to me.
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Once the temperature drops a few degrees, I’m in full-on fall foods mode. Pumpkin bars, apple crisp, cranberry bread…you name it, I’m making it. However, most of it revolves around sweets. Why doesn’t dinner get a fair chance?
Once the temperature drops a few degrees, I’m in full-on fall foods mode. Pumpkin bars, apple crisp, cranberry bread…you name it, I’m making it. However, most of it revolves around sweets. Why doesn’t dinner get a fair chance? More ...
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