Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

These are one of my favorite Christmas cookies. They are my mom's Christmas specialty.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Add with milk: flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
  4. Shape dough into two 10-1/2" x 1-1/2" rolls.
  5. Wrap each roll in wax paper.
  6. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  7. Cut into 1/8" slices. (It will be difficult to slice!)
  8. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan immediately.
  10. Allow to cool.
  11. Add icing between pairs of cookies, and top with a star of icing.

Icing

NOTE: Not 100% sure this is the right icing for these cookies.

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2-3 drops food coloring

Yield

Makes about 3-1/2 dozen sandwich cookies, if using 1-1/2" rolls.

Variations

The original recipe called for mint in the icing. However, nobody in my family is a big fan of mint, and we consider it a sacrilege to mess with chocolate in such a way.

My mom makes the cookies only about 1" in diameter, as they are so popular, they go too fast if they are any larger.

Credits

I got this recipe from my mom.

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