Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies
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Dark cocoa powder makes these sandwich cookies extra chocolaty.
1:10
Prep Time
3:50
Total Time
36 sandwich cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
dark or black unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoons
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1 1/4 cups
powdered sugar
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 teaspoon
vanilla

Filling

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 tablespoons
shortening
2 1/4 cups
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
peppermint flavoring
Green or red food color, if desired

Directions

  1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Combine 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  4. Heat oven to 375ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  5. Roll out dough on cocoa powder-dusted surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place, 1 inch apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.
  6. Beat 1/2 cup butter and shortening in bowl until creamy. Add powdered sugar, peppermint flavoring and food color, if desired. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
  7. Spread 2 teaspoons filling onto bottom-side of one cookie; top with another cookie, bottom-side down. Store covered.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
140
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
1g
Fat
8g
Sodium
90mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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