Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Bring something fun and irresistible at your next holiday cookie exchange and bake up these chocolate sandwich cookies with peppermint frosting.

All purpose flour Unsweetened cocoa powder Salt Granulated sugar Unsalted butter Egg Powdered sugar Peppermint extract Red food coloring (optional) Peppermint candies

In a medium-sized bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt.

Cream butter with granulated sugar until light yellow in color.

Mix egg into the butter mixture.

Gradually add flour mixture in two batches until incorporated.

Once combined, press dough together to form a disc, wrap in parchment paper and chill for 1 hour.

Scoop out a tablespoon of dough and roll into balls then flatten into 2-inch rounds.

Bake cookies at 350ºF (177ºC) for about 11 minutes. Let cookies cool completely.

To making the frosting, mix butter with powdered sugar until light in color and fluffy. Add peppermint extract and food coloring (if desired).

Place peppermints or candy canes in a resealable bag and crush with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin.

To assemble, spread peppermint frosting on the flat side of one cookie then press second cookie over it.

Roll cookie edges over crushed mints.

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