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Mocha Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Mocha Sandwich Cookies Recipe

I've had cookies melt in my mouth, but not as much as these do! I've made several versions of these, but I like to make them as sandwiches with an almond-mocha filling. —Anna Sylvester, Sylvania, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • FILLING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted and finely chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. Shape dough into 3/4-in. balls; press lightly to flatten. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  • 3. For filling, in a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in cream and extract. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa, coffee and boiling water; stir to dissolve coffee granules. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in almonds. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 4. Spread filling on bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 116 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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