Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

117 45 servings, 2 cookie sandwiches (30 g) each
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Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
57
min.
Servings

45 servings, 2 cookie sandwiches (30 g) each

Creamy PHILLY-mint icing sandwiched between tender chocolate-drizzled cookies

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  • Combine flour and salt. Reserve 2 Tbsp. butter; beat remaining butter with 1 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended.
  • Divide dough in half. Shape each into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 325ºF. Roll out half the dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Use 2-inch festive cookie cutter to cut into 90 shapes, rerolling scraps as necessary. Repeat with remaining dough. Place, 1/2 inch apart, on parchment-covered baking sheets.
  • Bake 12 min. or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Beat cream cheese and reserved butter in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Add 2 Tbsp. crushed candy; mix well. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until blended. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with piping tip; use to pipe icing onto bottoms of half the cookies, adding about 1/2 tsp. to each. Cover with remaining cookies, top sides up, to make sandwiches. Drizzle with melted chocolate; sprinkle with remaining crushed candy. Let stand until chocolate is firm.

Variation

Omit candy canes. Stir 1/2 tsp. of your favourite extract, such as mint, into the prepared icing before piping onto cookies as directed. Then, top chocolate-drizzled cookies evenly with 3 Tbsp. of your favourite coloured sprinkles.

Note

If you don't have a pastry bag, you can use a resealable plastic bag instead. Spoon icing into bag, then cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe icing onto bottom sides of cookies as directed.

Tip

To melt chocolate chips, microwave on medium for 1:30 to 2 min. or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds

Servings

  • 45 servings, 2 cookie sandwiches (30 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 45 servings, 2 cookie sandwiches (30 g) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 170
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 65mg
Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
   
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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