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Chocolate Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 32

Treat your family to these cocoa sandwich cookies that are made using Pillsbury® Gingerbread Cookies and filled with vanilla - perfect for dessert. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cookies

1/4
cup sugar
1
roll (30 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated gingerbread cookies
1/2
cup baking cocoa

Filling

4
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
to 3 tablespoons milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, place sugar.
  • 2
    In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cocoa until well blended. Shape dough into 64 (1-inch) balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Press each flat, with smooth-bottomed glass dipped in sugar.
  • 3
    Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Spread about 2 heaping teaspoons filling between bottoms of pairs of cooled cookies.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Cookie
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • If you’ve never experienced the deliciousness that is chocolate and gingerbread paired together, then you’re in for a real treat! Chocolate gingerbread cookies are a twist on a Christmas classic that adds another favorite flavor to already-amazing gingerbread cookies. These cookies are filled with a vanilla frosting to make a cookie sandwich. To make these in advance of your cookie exchanges or holiday get-togethers, follow the steps of the recipe through step 3. Then you can freeze the cookies in an airtight container. When you’re ready to serve these cookies, thaw them at room temperature in the container. Then you can make the filling by following step 4. This will ensure that the cookie and the frosting middle will be fresh and ready to impress your guests! Now that you’ve taken care of one batch of cookies, it’s time for more cookie recipes. Not sure where to start? Let’s go over the basics.

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