Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies
When the air turns colder and the holiday decorations go up, it’s time to break out the cookie recipes and start baking. These Chocolate-Mint Sandwich Cookies are inspired by Milano sandwich cookies — crisp around the edges, but a little softer in the center with a creamy mint filling.
FOR THE COOKIES, WHISK:
FOR THE FILLING, MICROWAVE:
Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and fit a pastry bag with a medium, straight tip.
For the cookies, whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt.
Cream butter, powdered sugar, and granulated sugar in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add egg whites a little at a time, beating to fully incorporate; mix in flour-cocoa mixture. Transfer batter to prepared piping bag.
Pipe batter onto prepared baking sheets in strips ¾-inch wide and 2-inches long. Bake cookies until crisp around the edges, 18–20 minutes; let cool on pan.
For the filling, microwave cream and mint extract in a bowl until boiling; pour over chocolate in a bowl. Let mixture stand 5 minutes, then stir until smooth. Add food color a drop at a time until desired color is reached; stir to blend.
Spread filling onto half of the cookies and top with remaining cookies to form sandwiches.
Per sandwich cookie
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 5%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Carbs 17g 5%
Fiber 0g 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.