Homemade sandwich cookies impress the heck out of folks—especially the kind made with a creamy, crushed candy cane filling and chocolate drizzle!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 45 servings
4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2 cups unsalted butter, softened, divided
3 cups powdered sugar, divided
2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup finely crushed candy cane s, divided
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Let's Make It
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 half 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.
Microwave chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 min. or until almost melted, stirring every 30 sec. 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 chocolate; sprinkle with remaining crushed candy. Let stand until chocolate is firm.
Enjoy your favorite foods, such as a serving of these festive cookies, on occasion as part of a balanced diet.
Omit candy canes. Stir 1/2 tsp. of your favorite 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 favorite colored sprinkles.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
45 servings, 2 cookie sandwiches each
* 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.