We’re over halfway through the school year (woohoo!) and I don’t know about you but I’ve definitely been in need of some lunch packing inspiration. So over the weekend we worked on a new homemade sandwich cookie recipe (like Oreos but better) and lunchbox notes. Excited to share both with you today!
Homemade chocolate sandwich cookies
FOR THE COOKIES YOU’LL NEED:
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 5 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- cookie cutters: we used this set!
- In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix in butter, sugar, and egg. Stir or mix until a dough forms…. It’ll be slightly crumbly.
- Spoon half of the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper and place a second sheet of parchment on top. Roll dough out between the two sheets until it’s about 1/4-inch thick. Place on a baking sheet or cutting board, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment. Using a cookie cutter, cut dough into shapes. Place on prepared sheets and bake for 8 minutes… This is a good time to mix up the filling!
- Transfer to wire racks, and let cool.
FOR THE CREAM FILLING YOU’LL NEED:
- 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar (aka powdered sugar)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- While the cookies bake, beat butter with electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in vanilla and both sugars, 1/4 cup at a time, until combined.
- Spread about 1 tablespoon of filling onto one cookie and then top with a second cookie.
Head to the printables shop to see the full set!
In case you’re in need of some supplies:
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