Sam’s Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


about 4 dozen

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
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
Sam's Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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