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Chocolate Peppermint Sandwiches

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Chocolate Peppermint Sandwiches
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32
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This Christmas enjoy these sandwich cookies that feature chocolate and peppermint - a lip smacking dessert.
Updated Mar 11, 2014

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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

180 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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