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Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

A homemade version of an all-time cookie classic, these cookies can be made year round by swapping the peppermint for vanilla extract.

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1 hr
Prep Time
03 hrs 10 min
Total Time
36 sandwich



1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup dark or regular 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 extract


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 tablespoons shortening

2 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  5. STEP 5

    Roll out 1 dough half on cocoa powder-dusted surface to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough half in refrigerator.) Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place, 1 inch apart, onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough half.

  6. STEP 6

    Beat 1/2 cup butter and shortening in bowl until creamy. Add powdered sugar and peppermint flavoring. Beat at low speed until well mixed.

  7. STEP 7

    Spread 2 teaspoons filling onto bottom side of one cookie; top with another cookie, bottom-side down. Store covered.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

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