Vanilla Cream Sandwich Cookies
Choose two different shaped cookie cutters for a creative looking sandwich cookie.
5 dozen cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon French vanilla blend flavoring or vanilla
2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons French vanilla blend flavoring or vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
3 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
Combine flour, cocoa and salt in medium bowl; set aside. Combine 6 tablespoons butter and sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla flavoring. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add melted chocolate; continue beating until smooth. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 4-inch disk; wrap each disk in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).
Heat oven to 350°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time, (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or just until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients in medium bowl; beat at low speed until well mixed. Increase speed to high. Continue beating until light and creamy.
Spread bottom-side of
1 cookie with about
filling; top with another cookie, bottom-side down. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Meanwhile, place chopped chocolate in small bowl. Heat whipping cream in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat just until whipping cream comes to a boil. Pour over chopped chocolate. Stir in corn syrup until mixture is smooth. Let stand at room temperature until glaze is thickened (about 15 minutes).
Drizzle or spread glaze on top of each sandwich cookie. Place cookies onto waxed paper; let stand until glaze is set (about 1 hour).
Store between sheets of waxed paper in container with tight-fitting lid.
French vanilla blend flavoring is located in the spice and flavoring section in the baking aisle of the supermarket. It has a rich buttery vanilla flavor.
If filling is too thick, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired spreading consistency.
Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich cookie)
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Recipe #13833©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.