Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies
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Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Dark cocoa powder makes these sandwich cookies extra chocolaty.

36
sandwich
1 hr 10 min
PREP TIME
03 hrs 50 min
TOTAL TIME

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

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 375ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  5. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 7

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

Nutrition

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

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