Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

By Erin Huffstetler | 12/18/2021 | No Comments

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Sure, you can buy chocolate mint sandwich cookies at the grocery store, but I guarantee they won’t look or taste as good as these.

And for as easy as these are to make, it would be a shame to settle.

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Mix Recipe

Just use my chocolate sugar cookie mix to make the cookie dough. Then, whip up a half batch of mint buttercream frosting for the filling, and you’ll have everything you need to make them. I even have a trick that’ll allow you to create fancy cookie shapes in record time.

Closeup of Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookie Recipe

I ended up with 16 sandwich cookies. You may end up with a few more or less, depending on how big you decide to makes yours.

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate Sugar Cookies

For the Mint Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 lb powdered sugar (about 1-3/4 cups sifted)
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened (1/4 cup)
  • 2-2-1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring (optional)

What You Do:

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Dough

Make a batch of chocolate sugar cookie dough, following the mix instructions.

Then form your cookies. You can use cookie cutters; you can form your dough into a log and slice cookies off; or you can hit the easy button, like I did, and use a cookie stamp.

Nordicware Cookie Stamps

Nordicware sent me a set of their Pretty Pleated Cookie Stamps, and that’s what I used to make my cookies. They allow you to quickly and easily make the kinds of intricate designs that you traditionally see on sandwich cookies.

Here’s my method for stamping cookies:

Stamped Chocolate Sugar Cookie Before Trimming

Make a 2 Tablespoon ball of cookie dough. I used a medium cookie scoop to do this in record time. Then, center your cookie stamp up on your dough ball, and use it to press the dough flat. Lift the stamp, and you should have a nice stamped image.

Stamped Chocolate Sugar Cookie After Trimming

Just remove the scraps around the edge, and you’ll have a perfectly shaped cookie.

Dust the Cookie Stamp With Cocoa Powder

Sugar cookie dough tends to be a bit on the sticky side. If you have any trouble with the dough sticking to your stamp, just dust the inside of the stamp liberally with cocoa powder.

Stamped Chocolate Sugar Cookies Before Baking

Space your chocolate sugar cookies 2″ apart on baking sheets. Then, chill them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, before baking (longer is okay). Chilling the dough will prevent the cookies from spreading in the oven, so you don’t lose the sharpness of your stamped designs.

Stamped Chocolate Sugar Cookies After Baking

When you’re ready to bake your cookies, Preheat the oven to 375 degrees; then, bake for 8-10 minutes. You can’t really judge doneness by watching for the edges to turn golden brown, since these cookies are so dark. Instead, I recommend watching for the cookies to change from perfectly smooth to that signature sugar cookie texture.

Allow your cookies to cool completely, before filling.

Fill Chocolate Sandwich Cookies With Mint Buttercream Frosting

While you’re waiting, go ahead and whip up a batch of peppermint buttercream for the filling.

Start by creaming the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer. Then, add the vanilla, plus 2 Tablespoons of the milk. Continue beating, until the frosting is smooth. Add the extra 1/2 Tablespoon of milk, if the frosting is too thick. Finish by adding a few drops of green food coloring, if you want to color your frosting.

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies on a Baking Sheet

When your cookies are ready to fill, just flip them over; apply a dollop of your peppermint buttercream frosting; then, stick another cookie on top to create a sandwich. Repeat, until all of your tasty cookies are complete, and ready to eat.

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Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

These chocolate mint sandwich cookies are in a class of their own.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, MyFrugalHome.com
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes (up to 10 minutes)
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 16 sandwich cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients:

For Chocolate Sugar Cookies:

For Mint Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 lb powdered sugar (about 13/4 cups sifted)
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened (1/4 cup)
  • 22-1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

Make chocolate sugar cookie dough, following the My Frugal Home Chocolate Sugar Cookie Mix instructions.

Roll your dough out, and cut it with cookie cutters; form it into a log, and slices off cookies; or make 2 Tablespoon dough balls, and stamp them with a cookie stamp.

Space your cookies 2″ apart on baking sheets. Chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies are done, when they go from smooth to having that signature sugar cookie texture.

Allow your cookies to cool completely.

Make your mint buttercream frosting, while you wait. Cream the butter and sugar together in a stand-mixer (or with a hand mixer). Add 2 Tablespoons of milk and the vanilla. Continue beating, until frosting reaches a smooth consistency. Add the extra 1/2 Tbsp of milk, if the frosting is too thick. Add a few drops of green food coloring, if you want to color your frosting.

To finish your sandwich cookies, add a dollop of frosting to the backside of a cookie, and top with another cookie.

Notes

If your cookie dough is sticking to your cookie cutters or cookie stamps, sprinkle a little cocoa powder on your work surface and/or stamps.

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