I’ve put in my time off requests for the holidays (and for our upcoming cruise in January)!! Once it was all signed off (by 4 diferent people) I almost danced around the office.
I am taking Christmas week off for some ME time… lots of PJ wearing, garlic noodle making, You’ve Got Mail watching, with some scrapbooking in the mix. Damn, I really miss scrapbooking. I could have a sob fest about it right now, but I will soilder on and focus on how I get 2 whole days to myself (the others will be with Miss Autumn) to make a mess with pictures, washi tape, stamps, and such. Bliss.
In the 9 days from when I leave work to return from the holidays I’m sure I’ll do some baking as well. Or plan on it and maybe I’ll just scrapbook instead. I dunno. I’m trying to stay quite focused on that so that I can zen out while I watch Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan exchange witty emails back and forth while I work on our 2014 project life.
I am thinking about making these babies again though. They are perfect. Minty. Chocoately. They scream winter to me. And there is plenty of minty frosting smack dab in btween 2 cookies. Aren’t cookie sandwiches the best?
I have a funny story about making these cookies.
It involves a thief (Price) who snagged a cookie while they were cooling before I had put a generious amount of frosting between the paired off cookies. So when I was a nearly done with the sandwiching, I noticed I was off. I searched the counter. I recounted. I looked on the dining table. A cookie was missing. I knew had made 13 pairs. And then I asked…
“Yeah, I took a cookie. Why?”
UGH!!! And that is why you must notify other thieves in your house when making sandwich cookies. ha!
I’m starting to think that all cookies should come in pairs with frosting in between. The world needs more cookie sandwiches. Def.
I brought they babies into work to share so I cut them up. They cut in half pretty easily as the cookies are delightfully soft, and yet dense to hold up to the frosting filling.
If you don’t feel like making sandwiches cookies then at least the cookies since they are so Christmasy good.
What are you doing for the holidays? Any movie marahons? Crafting? Cooking and baking? Traveling? Stuffing your face with cookie sandwiches and spiked nog?
Chocolate Mint Chip Sandwich Cookies
Makes 12-13 Sandwich Cookies
For the Cookies
- 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels
For the frosting
- 1/2 Cup butter, at room temperature
- 4 Cups of powered sugar
- 10-12 drops green food coloring
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1-2 Tablespoons milk
- To make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper/ use a silpat.
- Wisk the flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder in a bowl to combine. Set aside.
- Combine the butter and sugars in bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and beat until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix until a dough as formed. Once the dough has combined add in the minty chocolate chips and continue to mix.
- Divide the dough in half. From each half, scoop out even sized cookies until you have made 12 or 13 cookies (24 or 26 total).
- Bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove cookie sheets from oven when the center of the cookie is still soft to the touch. Let cool and set up for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet prior to removing.
- While the cookies are baking, make the sandwich cookie filling by beating the butter until light in color and fluffy in texture. Add the powdered sugar in small amounts and beat until combined. Add the food coloring, and extract. Add a bit of milk until you have reached your desired consistency, which should be thick but spreadable.
- Once the cookies have cooled completely, put a big dollop or pipe the frosting on the underside of a cookie. Add another cookie to sandwich it off.