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Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Homemade Oreo sandwich cookies with a Peppermint cream filling.
Servings 2 dozen sandwich cookies

Ingredients

  • Cookie
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 up cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Filling
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tbls heavy cream

Instructions

  • In a food processor mix together sugar, brown sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Add the butter a few pieces at a time, with the motor running.  Pulse to incorporate.  Add the egg and vanilla.  Pulse until the dough starts to form.  Turn the dough onto a clean surface.  Form into a log/rope that is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.  Wrap in plastic wrap, and let chill in the refrigerator for 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Remove dough from the fridge and remove plastic wrap.  Using a sharp knife, slice dough about 1/4 inch thick.  Place dough on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until set and cookies look dry.  Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
  • To prepare the filling beat together butter, vanilla, peppermint and salt until fluffy.  Add sugar and beat until fully incorporated.  Add milk 1 Tbs at a time and beat until the desired consistency.
  • Spoon or pipe filling into the center of a cookie.  Top with another cookie, pressing down gently to spread the filling to the edge.