Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cocoa Crinkle Sandwich Cookies

My favorite holiday cookie! It's been on my holiday cookie plate for the past three years.
 You begin with delicious chocolate cookies.
Store bought frosting is just easier when you've got a kitchen of cookie making going on.  I prefer vanilla frosting, especially with chocolate. Chocolate cake with vanilla frosting is, in my opinion, the absolute best!
 And rolled in crushed candy cane!
Cocoa Crinkle Sandwich Cookies
Adapted From: Holiday Cookies
Printable Recipe
1 3/4 c flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
1 1/4 c sugar, plus more for rolling
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 can frosting
1/2 c crushed candy cane

1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat and slightly cool. Add sugar, whisk until smooth. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time. Stir in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 350. Shape dough into equal sized balls. I prefer 1/2 inch so final sandwich cookie is small. Place sugar in a bowl. Roll balls in sugar and place on baking sheet.

4. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheet immediately. They get crispy as they cool and are harder to remove. Cool cookies completely.

5. Stir frosting. Place about 2 tsp of frosting on the bottom of a cookie. Press another cookie (flat side) into the frosting to make a sandwich. Press together so the frosting slightly squeezes out on the edge of the cookies. Roll the exposed frosting into the crushed candy cane.

1 comment:

  1. Stealing this one, hoping to get it made tomorrow for the cookie platter for Christmas Eve...thank you, I'm sure they will be a hit. I have some extra vanilla frosting and some extra peppermint frosting that I made for other cookies this week and I think this is just the place to use those up, don't you? They look so festive, like a party all to themselves!


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