Chocolate Buttercream Meltaways

Chocolate Buttercream Meltaways

Work carefully when handling these delicate and tender mini-sandwich cookies.

50 min. prep time
36 cookies
000 Ratings



1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
2 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet baking chocolate, melted*


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla


Combine flour, 1/2 cup butter, 2 tablespoons sugar and whipping cream in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add melted chocolate; continue beating until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap; flatten slightly. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.

Heat oven to 400ºF.

Place sugar in shallow dish. Roll out dough, one-half at a time, on well-floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with small (1 1/4-inch) round cookie cutter. Place rounds in sugar; gently turn to coat both sides. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Prick each 3 times with fork.

Bake 5-6 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to  cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine all filling ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Spoon 1 teaspoon filling onto bottom-side of 1 cookie; top with another cookie, bottom-side down. Repeat with remaining cookies.

*Substitute 2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate.

Recipe Tip

- If you chill dough longer than one hour, dough will be very hard and may crack when rolling. Allow dough to soften at room temperature until it rolls without cracking. Use enough flour so that the dough doesn’t stick to rolling surface.

- Use a deep bowl when beating filling so powdered sugar stays in bowl.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15019©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Comment On This Recipe

Please correct the item(s) in red below:
0 Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.
Thank you, your comment has been submitted for approval


Your friend thought you might be interested in Chocolate Buttercream Meltaways

Latest Blog

What in the World Can You Dip in Chocolate?
January 6, 2016 by Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen

Chocolate’s complex flavor brings out the sweetness and tanginess of fruit, mellows the heat of peppers, and comes alive when introduced to a little bit of salt. The real question should be, “What can’t you dip in chocolate?” More ...

The Simple Rewards® Club is your personal online resource for exclusive offers and information. It’s also our way of saying “thank you” for trusting Land O’Lakes and inviting us into your home. Membership is free, so sign up today.

FREE Sign Up Includes:
  • Our Measuring Cup® Newsletter Preview »
  • Money-Saving and Exclusive Offers
  • Online Recipe Box

Already a Member? Sign In.


YES. Send me the Measuring Cup® Newsletter.
Cancel and Go Back

Forgot Your Password?

Please correct the items(s) in red below

    We'll email instructions to the address you used to register.

    Reset My Password Cancel and Go Back

    Confirmation Email Sent

    We've sent a confirmation email to the address associated with your account. Check your email and follow the link within 3 hours in order to complete the password reset process.


    Welcome Back!

    If you are already a member, please sign in.

    Not a Simple Rewards Member? Join Now. Forgot Your Password?

    Check Your Email

    Look for an email soon with instructions to reset your password.

    If you did not receive the email, please check your email junk folder (just in case) or contact us.

    Hi, I'm Becky. I'm eager to share my best ideas and favorite recipes from my 20+ years in the Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen. I'm also excited to help with any questions you have about cooking and baking with Land O Lakes® products. Some of the questions and answers will be published in our newsletter, The Measuring Cup®. Please use the short form below to ask your questions, or share your tip or memory.

    Please correct the item(s) in red below

    *These fields are required


    Your question has been submitted.

    Close Window