Chocolate Peppermint Sandwiches

This Christmas enjoy these sandwich cookies that feature chocolate and peppermint - a lip smacking dessert.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup unsweetened dark baking cocoa
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/3
cups butter, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1
egg
1
teaspoon peppermint extract
4
oz cream cheese, softened
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
15
hard round peppermint candies, unwrapped, crushed

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1 cup of the butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 3 minutes or until creamy. Add egg and peppermint extract; beat until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Divide dough in half. On 2 sheets of plastic wrap, shape each half into 13x1 1/2-inch log. Wrap tightly; freeze 2 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Cut each log into 32 (about 1/4-inch) slices. On cookie sheets, place slices 1 inch apart. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat remaining 1/3 cup butter and the cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. For each sandwich cookie, spread about 2 teaspoons filling on bottom of 1 cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press together. Roll sides of sandwich cookies in crushed candies.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.