Posted by Kathleen
When my kids were little, I started making these cookies, combining a few recipes I had and at this point, have no idea where I got them. My kids absolutely loved them and asked for them often. I have to admit, I didn’t make them as often as they requested them, but I made them every now and then.
When my youngest daughter was in 4th or 5th grade, she had to do a presentation describing making something for her P.A.C.E. class. She loved these so much, she decided to do a demo of how to make them, complete with a batch to share with her class. They sure did love her!!
They are really good, but try to have a glass of milk handy when you eat them. They are moist and cake-like, not crunchy. I dare you to eat just one.
This recipe makes about 64 cookies. I make a lot of yummy stuff for our blog and don’t want to weigh 200 pounds. I decided to give these cookies away to some friends and family. Specifically, my three children, a friend who is in the middle of a remodel and move and really needed a pick me up and with my Visiting Teaching companion, whose daughter found the cookies on her doorstep and said the “Halloween Bunny” brought her some cookies! That cracked me up. She is a cutie for sure. I’m telling you this so you don’t think I sat down with a gallon of milk and ate them all!!
Chocolate and Vanilla Sandwich Cookies
Makes about 64 cookies
For the Cookies:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
4 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate (cooled)
Heat oven to 350*. In a mixer, combine butter, sugar, eggs, water and buttermilk. Mix well. Add baking soda, salt, baking powder and vanilla and flour, a little at a time. Continue mixing well. Add chocolate and mix really well. On a parchment lined baking pan, drop by teaspoonful with about 2 inches of space between each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit 2 minutes and then remove the cookies to a rack to cool. When the cookies are all cooled, spread frosting (recipe below) on half of the cookies and top with the other half. Wrap individually in plastic wrap to prevent the cookies from sticking together.
For the Frosting:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
Mix the cream cheese and vanilla in the mixer until mixed well. Add the powdered sugar and mix on LOW (so you don’t make a mess) until the powdered sugar is mixed in. Then beat on medium high until the frosting is smooth. Spread while the frosting is soft.
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