Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
- Cookie Ingredients:
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Peppermint Filling Ingredients:
- 60 hard peppermint candies the little round ones
- 4 sticks butter
- 1 cup shortening
- 12 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter and shortening.
Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder and chocolate syrup, let cool about 10 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and egg for 2 minutes.
Beat in the chocolate mixture.
Beat in flour, baking soda and salt until combined.
Drop by rounded teaspoons, 2 inches apart, onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Cool 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Peppermint Filling Instructions:
Place peppermints in a zip top bag and add another zip top bag to prevent the bag from breaking.
Use a hammer to gently crush the peppermints.
Melt the butter and shortening.
Stir in the powdered sugar, vanilla and crushed peppermints.
Assembling the Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies:
Using a spoon, place a heaping tablespoon onto 1 chocolate cookie and top with another chocolate cookie to make a sandwich.