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Sandwich Cookies

May
31


I love sandwich cookies, and so do a lot of other people based on the shelves lined with sandwich cookies at the grocery store. Everything’s always better made at home, of course, so I like to indulge my sandwich cookie obsession in my kitchen. You can make a sandwich cookie out of any suitable cookie with any frosting/filling of your choice (just has to be stiff enough to work in the sandwich cookie). My favorite is oatmeal cookies with a marshmallow cream icing, a la Little Debbie’s oatmeal sandwich cookies. (I love those! They’re better homemade, too!) But, I was making these cookies for the chocoholics here. (The cookies are an adaptation from the basic back-o-the-package recipe.)


It’s summer, not technically, but school-year-wise. This is the last week of school. (Weston, as a senior, is already out.) Weston will be going to orientation this week at WVU. (I’m not going. I passed that job to his dad. I’ll be in Morgantown enough, soon enough.) Graduation is Friday. Weston and Morgan will be going to Texas for a good part of the summer. I don’t want Morgan to forget that I make cookies.

So this chocolate attack sandwich cookie is for them! (And you, too, if you are a chocoholic. Otherwise, get out the oatmeal cookies and some marshmallow cream or buttercream frosting. That’s MY favorite!)

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How to make Milk Chocolate Sandwich Cookies:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter (or margarine), softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
*optional–additional 6 ounces chocolate chips
milk chocolate cream filling

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Combine butter and sugar, beat. Melt chocolate in a small pot. Add melted chocolate, eggs, and vanilla. Beat, then add flour mixture, mixing thoroughly. Add the additional 6 ounces of chocolate chips, if desired.

I desired.

Divide the cookie dough in half. Chill in two long rolls in the fridge at least a couple hours. (Can refrigerate longer, or even freeze to use later.)

I tried to make little mini cookies, but I can never make small cookies. I’m missing the small cookie gene. Who wants a small cookie anyway?

Slice and bake on lightly greased cookie sheets at 350-degrees about 10 minutes. (Baking time depends on size of cookies.)

Filling:

6 ounces milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter (or margarine)
1/2 cup sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream
3 – 3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar*

*How much powdered sugar will vary depending on what type of the cream you used and how stiff you want the filling. I like it stiff.

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a medium-size pot. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream. Add the powdered sugar to the desired consistency.

To make the sandwich cookies: I sorted the cookies as I baked them to put the similar-size cookies in stacks.

I love sorting. It makes me think of centers in kindergarten. I love centers in kindergarten. And naptime. I used to substitute teach and my favorite grade to sub was kindergarten. I love kindergartners. Every time I sort something, I want a kindergartner.

Turn over the cookies.

Put a big dollop (depending on cookie size) in the center of each “bottom” cookie.

Add a “top” cookie and press down.

Sandwich cookies!

See this recipe at Farm Bell Recipes for the handy print page and to save it to your recipe box.


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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on May 31, 2011  

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  1. 5-31
    8:10
    am

    :woof: I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!
    And those cookies look slamming. Morgan you have the best mom in the world.
    Hugs Granny Trace
    http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

  2. 5-31
    8:19
    am

    exactly what I was looking for to package in 2’s to sell at local deli

  3. 5-31
    8:23
    am

    And now I want cookies…. . I have thinks to do on my day off!!! You’re killing me here. :happyflower:

    I guess it will be chicken salad AND chocolate sandwich cookies for lunch – Who needs to get that quilt done…..

    But I better start backing soon, its heading to 90 degrees here.

    Thanks for the menu. Really!

  4. 5-31
    10:03
    am

    How ironic – just yesterday my youngest was begging me to make homemade oreos again. We’d found a recipe online and it was an instant hit (I’m planning on making them with him tomorrow).

  5. 5-31
    10:23
    am

    This looks yummy enough to make, but, Suzanne, where is the easy print page????????????????
    Have a wonderful summer Morgan and Weston, here I thought they would be home to help mom this summer, dumb me!!!!

  6. 5-31
    12:03
    pm

    holstein woman, to get a printer-friendly page, click on the “printer-friendly” button at the top of the ingredients list, or you can also print it by clicking the link to the recipe at Farm Bell Recipes and use the print page there, so two choices!

  7. 5-31
    1:44
    pm

    these look delicious, suzanne!

    i think my personal favorite is a dollop of good vanilla ice cream between chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies:)

    marshmallow creme icing sounds wonderful with oatmeal cookies, i’d love a recipe for that!

  8. 5-31
    6:08
    pm

    Do you know what sounds delicious? Those cookies with marshmallow filling. I’m a chocoholic and a huge marshmallow fan. Thanks for the share!

  9. 5-31
    11:17
    pm

    I LOVE sandwich cookies! My current favorite are carrot cake cookies with a good cream cheese frosting filling…yummy!

  10. 6-1
    10:32
    pm

    Yummmy!!!!

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