Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

I made this with the kids yesterday and then the preschoolers at church stuffed was such fun watching them do this. The tongues and fingers and all that fun stuff...their families will be pretty brave if they eat one of their homemade oreos!! Anyhow, they had a lot of fun and couldn't wait to show their parents.

Some people would like the recipe so I am going to post it here...

Both taken from The Old Mill Cookbook

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies


1 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup soft butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp milk

1. In a large bowl, cream togeher the butter and sugar until light and fluffly.
2. Add egg and vanilla, and beat well.
3. In a seperate bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
4. Gradually add this dry mixture to the creamed mixture in the large bowl. Chill dough until ready to handle.
5. Roll small portions of dough to 1/8" thickness.
6. Cut with 2" cookie cutter (or glass lip, etc) and place on ungreased cookie sheets.
7. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Cool on racks.
8. Combine filling ingreients and mix until smmot and creamy.
9. Spread filling over half of cookies and cover with remaining cookies. Store in air tight container.

Steps 5 and 6 I just rolled them into little balls and flattened them in my hand before placing on the cookie sheet. It worked just as well. The cookies don't change in size at all while baking.

I also made a white cookie, just in case we had allergies to chocolate...They turned out good too.

Bill's Favourite Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup water
2 cup flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla

1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter and shortening, and mix well.
2. Add egg, and blend thouroughly. Add vanilla.
3. Dissolve soda in wter, and add to the creamed mixture.
4. Combine flour and cream of tartar, then slowly add to the creamed mixture.
5. Shape into small balls, then place 2" apart on a greased cookie sheet.
6. Press lightly with a fork.
7. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
8. When cool, sandwich together with ham.
9. Chocolate chips or chopped cherries may be added to the dough before shaping, for variation.

I added butterscoth chips, to add to the flavour a bit. I also just filled them with the same filling as the chocolate cookies, though a jam in the middle would be really nice!

Enjoy, and have fun with these, include the kids too. It is a great activity and wonderfully time consuming:c) I mean, interactive...


  1. I'll be sure to tell hubby he was brave to eat one. :-)

  2. Yum! I would love to eat one of these.

  3. Here is another great meal you can make with your kids