Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies

These Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies will be a hit for kids of all ages. A combination of Marshmallow Fluff, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract creates the creamy filling between these chocolate sandwich cookies. For a festive touch, tint the filling with red and green food coloring.
36 sandwich cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

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COOKIES:
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoon (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
FILLING:
10 tablespoon (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups Marshmallow Fluff
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Red and green food coloring

Preparation

Prep: 35 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours
Bake: 10 Minutes

1. Make cookies: Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour mixture until just combined.

2. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a log about 9 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic; chill for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day (or freeze for up to 1 month).

3. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Slice dough into 1/4-inch-thick rounds (36 slices per log); place on baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies are dry on top, about 10 minutes. Remove to a wire rack; cool. Repeat with remaining dough.

4. Make filling: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until combined. Stir in Fluff and peppermint extract. Beat on high until light, about 3 minutes. Divide filling between 2 bowls, add red or green food coloring to each bowl; stir until evenly dyed. Sandwich 2 cookies with a teaspoon of filling. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.

Created date

November 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 116
Fat 7 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 23 mg
Sodium 64 mg