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Sam’s Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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 request. —Salvatore Bertolino, Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup 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
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spread 2 teaspoonfuls of filling on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 185 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.
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  • GoodyQueen
    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
    Jan 19, 2013

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