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Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies

An orange buttercream sandwiched between two layers of cookie and dipped in melted semisweet chocolate.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, orange
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Jane and Sonja

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer or Electric Hand Mixer
  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter or margarine softened
  • cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Chocolate for Dipping

  • 4 squares 1 ounce each semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tbsp shortening or butter

Orange Butter Cream

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 ½ tsp orange juice
  • ½ tsp grated orange peel

Instructions

  • In medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add flour and beat until well mixed.
  • Remove the dough from the bowl and wrap it in parchment paper. Refrigerate the dough until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Drop dough by level teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets or pipe through pastry bag fitted with large closed star tip.
  • Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cookies cool 1 minute before removing them from cookies sheets to wire racks to cool completely.

Prepare Chocolate for Dipping

  • In a small heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and shortening. Stir to blend.
  • Dip the top of each cookie in the melted chocolate mixture. Place on waxed paper; let stand until chocolate sets.

Prepare Orange Buttercream

  • Combine powdered sugar, butter, orange juice and zest together in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • Place slightly rounded ½ teaspoon of butter cream on flat side of half the cookies.
  • Top with remaining chocolate dipped cookies, flat side down, forming sandwiches.

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg