Peppermint Joe-Joe's
 
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A recipe for a dry, chocolate cookie sandwiched with peppermint filling.
Serves: 1-2 dozen
Ingredients
  • COOKIE:
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1½ cups + 3 T flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup + 1 T dark cocoa
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 15 (or 16) T butter, at room temperature, cut into ¾-inch chunks
  • FILLING:
  • 48 Hershey's candy cane kisses
  • ¼ cup + 2 T heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. For cookie, place dry ingredients in a stand mixer and combine.
  2. Add butter, a chunk at a time, and mix until the sandy mixture combines into one lump. This may take several minutes.
  3. Roll dough onto floured surface or wax paper, until it is a consistent ⅛-inch thickness.
  4. Cut 2-inch circles, and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake 12-14 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. For filling, place unwrapped candies and cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each, until candy is melted and mixture is smooth.
  7. Add extract and allow to cool.
  8. Once cool, pipe filling onto underside of cookie, and sandwich with another cookie.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2011/11/13/peppermint-joe-joes/