Chocolate Sprinkle Sandwich Cookies

Happy Chocolate Day everyone!!

Seriously, who thinks of these holidays?  This one is totally brilliant. 


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I first made these cookies for Sophie.  I’m sure you all remember her from the Unique Sweets Challenge we co-hosted in July.  Sophie loves pink and chocolate – can you see why we’re friends?  

 

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Of course I had take this chance to pay a little homage to one of my all time favorite dessert bloggers too, Miss Heather.

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One Year Ago:Tater Tot Casserole

 

Chocolate Sprinkle Sandwich Cookies
 
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Serves: 12 sandwich cookies
Ingredients
Cookies:
  • 10½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder {Heather uses dark cocoa powder}
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rainbow jimmies/sprinkles
  • Twelve 6″ to 8″ lollipop sticks, optional
Filling:
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 to 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
Cookies:
  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (or Sil-Pat); set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Add sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. Mix in the vanilla and egg. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix in the flour. Dough should not be sticky.
  4. Fill a small bowl with sprinkles.
  5. Measure out dough by level tablespoons. Roll dough into a ball between your palms into a ball. Roll dough in sprinkles until coated. {I found it helped to gently drop the dough ball into the sprinkles to press them into the dough.} Place sprinkle coated ball onto baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack and cool completely.
Filling:
  1. Beat butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl with a hand mixer on low speed. When almost incorporated, add vanilla and beat on high speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Transfer to a piping bag and fill cookies, or fill by spreading frosting on cookies with a small spatula.
  3. Insert lollipop sticks into filling so that cookies stand on their side. Eat and be happy!


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I hope you’ll try these cookies out.  They are seriously wonderful.
colorful, chocolaty, almost cakey, and happy.  Above all happy.

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