CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES WITH PEPPERMINT FROSTING
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1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3 1/4 cup (about 14 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
3 1/2 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint flavoring or extract
pinch fine salt
For the cookies, whisk together flour, cocoa and salt in a large bowl; set aside. In a second large bowl, beat sugar and egg together with an electric mixer until pale and thickened, about 2 minutes; beat in vanilla. Add butter and beat again until smooth, about 1 minute more. Add flour mixture in two parts and beat until combined. Shape dough into two logs then wrap each snugly in parchment paper, twisting the ends in opposite directions like a piece of candy to tighten each roll and make it uniformly round and about 8 inches long. Chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut dough crosswise into ¼-inch thick slices and transfer to prepared baking sheets, arranging cookies about 1 inch apart. Bake until puffed and just cooked through, 9 to 10 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.
For the frosting, put sugar, milk, butter, peppermint flavoring and salt into a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Spread the flat side of half of the cookies with some of the frosting, then sandwich with remaining cookies. Serve immediately or store cookies in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Per Serving: Serving size: 2 cookies
230 calories (70 from fat)
8g total fat
5g saturated fat
1 g dietary fiber