Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are great for those who are fans of the sweet and salty flavor combination. The sandwich part is sweet, yet the filling is both sweet and salty because of the peanut butter. If you want it to simply be sweet without the saltiness, just add extra icing sugar (1 tablespoon at a time) to the filling recipe until it reaches your desired sweetness.

Sandwich Ingredients & Instructions:
In a food processor, pulse together,
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 cups softened butter

Once it is combined, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a ball.

Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes using a 2-3 inch cookie cutter of your choice. Re-roll the scraps and cut out more shapes.

Place the shapes onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing them each 1 inch apart.

Bake at 325 degrees F, for 15-20 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes to bake if you use the smaller cookie cutter and closer to 20 minutes if you use the 3 inch cookie cutter.

Allow the cookies to cool on wire racks.


In a bowl, mix together,

1/3 cup of your favorite peanut butter

& 1/4 cup icing sugar

Once the cookies have cooled off, spread 1 tsp. of the filling onto half of the cookies. You can use more filling if you like extra filling in the cookies.

Top each cookie with the other half of the cookies.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day Tulip Cookies

These are chocolate and sugar tulip cookies decorated with royal icing and ribbon bows. They are a great substitution for real flowers, especially for Mother's Day.