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Sam's Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Sam's Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

My soft, not-too-sweet chocolate cookies are filled with a heavenly cream filling. Kids of all ages devour them! Whenever my family comes to visit, these are the treats they always requests.—Salvatore Bertolino, Indiana, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:48 servings


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sour cream, coffee and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. In a large bowl, beat shortening, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth. Add milk mixture; beat until light and fluffy.
  • 4. Spread 2 teaspoonfuls of filling on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 185 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Sam's Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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GoodyQueen 244263
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"I made the filling for these to try in a different whoopie pie cake. The filling is really not good. Definitely not even close to being sweet. Gross texture. Will never make again."

DRBH 24588
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Wonderful gobs!!! This will be my gob recipe from now on! Love them, thanks for the recipe!"

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