When I found the recipe for these here, I knew I had to try them! I made the filling pink, too--perfect for Valentine's Day!
Q and I both loved these a lot! They are scrumptious. Enjoy!:)
makes 25-30 sandwich cookies
For the chocolate wafers:
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa (Hershey's Special Dark is highly recommended)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons room-temperature, unsalted butter
1 large egg
For the filling:
1/4 cup room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375 degrees.
2. In a food processor, or bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa, baking soda and powder, salt, and sugar. While pulsing, or on low speed, add the butter, and then the egg. Continue processing or mixing until dough comes together in a mass.
3. Take rounded teaspoons of batter and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet approximately two inches apart. With moistened hands, slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once for even baking. Set baking sheets on a rack to cool.
4. To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy. (Optional: Blend in a tiny bit of gel dye until you reach the desired color.)
5. To assemble the cookies, in a pastry bag with a 1/2 inch, round tip, pipe teaspoon-size blogs of cream in to the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream. Dunk generously in a large glass of milk.