Chocolate-Mint Dream Sandwich Cookies
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
Makesabout 1-1/2 dozen
I prefer not to use the crushed peppermints. Very important to use mini chocolate chips or you can't get the cookies thin enough. We love these!
I tried twice to make the recipe as stated, but the cookies that you make before you make the filling and the glaze burned (the second time half burned, even on a lower temperature) and crumbled. The ones that didn't crumble didn't have much taste and were a bit sandy or dry in texture. Even the batter before baking was more crumbly than creamy. Not sure how to fix.
I don't use actual unsweetened chocolate, so I used 6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa and 8 tsp. of vegetable oil as a substitute. I used 4 Tbsp. butter & up to 8 tsp. milk-just enough to make a spreadable consistency for the filling. I'd used 10-1/2-oz. bittersweet chocolate chips and 2 Tbsp. shortening for the glaze 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract for glaze. I'd had crushed peppermint bits which I used in place of the candy canes! I found the cookies to be very good. I'd taken them to a luncheon on 12/28/16 and one of the fellow residents claimed that she did not care for these cookies. No one else objected-I'm learning that people have definite tastes!delowenstein