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Under 30 Minutes

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

For filling ideas, try adding fun ingredients like your favorite fruity jam or your preferred type of peanut butter -- creamy or crunchy.

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  • Yield: Makes 22
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Source: Everyday Food, November 2003


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 box chocolate wafers (9 ounces)


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Divide mixture among small bowls, using one for each flavor. Stir in desired flavorings to taste, thinning with milk if needed.

  2. Spread half a box of chocolate wafers with a small amount of filling; top with remaining cookies. Press gently to spread filling to the edges.


Chocolate Filling: Use bottled chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce.
Coffee Filling: Use strong brewed coffee or espresso; cool completely.
Mint Filling: Add store-bought mint jelly (the bright-green kind).
Raspberry Filling: Use your favorite fruit-flavored jam or preserves.
Peanut Butter Filling: Add your favorite peanut butter -- creamy or crunchy.

Reviews (45)

  • sis409 18 Feb, 2009

    I've made these using packaged frosting for the filling and then dip them til covered in melted minted chocolate pieces that I picked up at the craft store. They are as good as the mint Girl Scout cookies.

  • dianatx512 17 Feb, 2009

    I agree Dotsiem what do you do with chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce?

  • Dotsiem 27 Aug, 2008

    okay - where does the choc syrup come in play.

    I like the Nabisco Choc Wafers with whipped cream - recipe on the box - cookies are expensive but well worth making the icebox cake. Tastes better the second day when all the whipped cream softens the choc wafer.

  • jkross46 23 Aug, 2008

    Wafer cookies are Nabisco Famous Wafer. My great aunt has passed down a recipe that you stack the cookies 3 or 5 cookies high. Whip 1 small carton of heavy whipping cream with 1 cap of vanilla extract (small bottle cap), and powder sugar to taste (we use about 1/4 cup). You stack cookie, whipping, cookie until you have the height you want. It is so easy, but you have to make these a day ahead because the cookie gets soft cake-like. You must refrigerate. At Christmas use Peppermint extract.

  • Malonetm 22 Aug, 2008

    Simple Pleasure chocolate cookies would work if you can't find wafers.

  • pasta77 22 Aug, 2008

    OK, apart from the fact that you can't get chocolate wafers here, this is all clear to me - although as others have pointed out, I think that chocolate and fudge sauce flavourings would be quite similar. If you want a really chocolatey filling, sift in some cocoa powder instead, and then add milk to achieve desired consistency. I've made buttercreams flavoured with fruit cordials - they work well, and provide natural flavouring, and colouring to the filling (cherry was very successful).

  • rlbvw 20 Aug, 2008

    I divided the icing filling into 5ths and added: 1/4 tsp. almond extract and yellow food coloring; 1/4 tsp. mint extract and green food coloring; 1/2 tsp. raspberry extract and pink food coloring; 1/2 tsp. orange extract and orange food coloring; and mixed 1/2 tsp. instant expresso with 1/4 tsp. water. I just chose things I had in the pantry that seemed good, and are they delicious!

  • ronocera 19 Aug, 2008

    You can also take a large marshmello. Just put one one each cookie, put under broiler for a few minutes, then top with another cookie. It's even better if the second cookie has chocolate spread on it.

  • kimwylie0523 19 Aug, 2008

    kfowler, I'm right there with you. (By the way, love Food Lion! Publix carries them, too here in SC.) A holiday frozen-favorite for those wafers is to make a cake/log with them. Get a glass bread pan and a pack of chocolate wafers, heavy whipping cream and vanilla. We make our own vanilla whipped cream and start stacking the wafers with the cream in between until we fill the pan. Then we coat the whole thing with more whipped cream and freeze it. YUM!!!

  • kfowler70 18 Aug, 2008

    The chocolate wafer cookies are found in the ice cream condiment section at our grocery store- where the ice cream cones and toppings are located. I live in Wilmington, NC and get them at a store called Food Lion. By the way, the wafers do make a yummy ice cream sandwich. I use them to make another Martha Stewart cookie called chocolate ganache cookie. They're very good but do have to be kept refrigerated.

  • fostermommie 18 Aug, 2008

    Hey Cookie Folks,,
    I'm guessing that we should add a flavored extract and some food coloring to the divided fillings, say orange extract and some orange food coloring. We could also add some marshmello creme flavored with the chocolate syrup or other more liquid flavorings. I love the bright pretty colors of the fillings.I agree that our imaginations are the limit here. I love almond flavor too!

  • Janet402 18 Aug, 2008

    I live in Omaha NE and cannot find the chocolate wafers. Where could I find them?

  • grannypatp 18 Aug, 2008

    The recipe says to add fruity jams and peanut butter candy. So what is everybodies problem. This a neat recipe and so easy.Use your imagination and use what you like in the powder sugar and butter.

  • SCARLETTinFL 18 Aug, 2008

    The fillings look orange and white--don't see any chocolate....what's with the chocolate syrup???

  • Junecutie 18 Aug, 2008

    I think that the chocolate syrup/hot fudge sauce is added in the "stir in desired
    flavorings" section. You know, just throw in whatever you have to get whatever
    flavor filling you want. It's kind of a "refrigerator soup" recipe, I guess.

  • leaavon 18 Aug, 2008

    It says divide the mixture and use one for each for the hot fudge and one for the chocolate syrup....which as far as I'm concerned would taste too much alike. The picture does have other can see the different colors... but there is no reference to that so I guess we just use our imaginations!

  • mamawcrafter 18 Aug, 2008

    I would like to know when this recipe is updated and has all the information and directions in it!

  • alexandrea73 18 Aug, 2008

    that would be one of the "desired flavorings"

  • daisyspig 18 Aug, 2008

    read last sentence of #1 " stir in desired flavorings to taste"

  • Loistheknitter 18 Aug, 2008

    Isn't the chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce one of the desired flavorings?

  • lillimae 18 Aug, 2008

    I've made this recipe before, and there are a few ingredients missing. The chocolate sauce is one of the flavourings (see step 1 - "stir in desired flavourings to taste"). Some of the other flavourings suggested in the original recipe were mint jelly (which makes a really yummy mint filling) and raspberry jam. I also left one of the fillings just plain.

  • grandmaflower 18 Aug, 2008

    Yes this is confusing! ???

  • rlbvw 18 Aug, 2008

    Desired flavorings? Any suggested flavorings and what to use to achieve them? Eg: mint, almond, etc.??

  • mkrakow 18 Aug, 2008

    If you notice in the notes next to the picture it suggests adding your favorite fruit jam or peanut butter. The chocolate is to be mixed into the filling. You could add any flavoring to the filling.

  • mkrakow 18 Aug, 2008

    If you notice in the notes next to the picture it suggests adding your favorite fruit jam or peanut butter. The chocolate is to be mixed into the filling. You could add any flavoring to the filling.

  • iarya 18 Aug, 2008

    The chocolate syrupor choclate fudge is for chocolate or fudge filling, it is used as the flavoring agent. The ones in the picturewith the brown fillings are what they look like. To make them a dark brown,you would need to use so much syrup or fudge sauce that it would be too runny.

  • PrincessChaos 18 Aug, 2008

    Another way to use the chocolate wafers.. make "sandwiches , using real whipped cram OR Cool Whip... make a small Use real CREAM or Cool Whip for the Between cookies".Using the wafers make a pile then lay them out log fashion.. use all the wafers. then put the icing all over the log. completely covered now by Cream. Refigerate over-night. Cut on the diagonal. Great/Pretty dessert.

  • mdw 18 Aug, 2008

    I think the chocolate syrup can be used as a flavoring or you can leave it plain.

  • cfree 18 Aug, 2008

    I think it is the Stir in desired flavorings and option of chcoloate syrup or the fudge sauce. Just guessing

  • Kissen 18 Aug, 2008

    Confusion about a recipe isn't very encouraging. This recipe is simple and eliminating the choc syrup or fudge sauce is an easy decision, as is adding flavoring and food coloring, but mistakes in recipes are a bad thing.

  • tpitre 18 Aug, 2008

    Wow, these cookies are GOOD!

  • tomahawkcook 18 Aug, 2008

    Maybe you're suppose to add some of the chocolate to the icing to flavor it. Who knows, or dollop some syrup on top for added fun.....

  • mariah81766 18 Aug, 2008

    Where can the chocolate wafers be purchased? I have looked at all the grocery and super stores here and no one has them.

  • Mingyminge 18 Aug, 2008

    I should think the flavorings is the chocolate syrup or hot

  • sillyswede 18 Aug, 2008

    The chocolate syrup or fudge sauce is used as a flavoring!! These just are so simple. I have done basically the same thing, sometimes using the whipped cream then freeze them so they are similar to ice cream bars.

  • longogene 18 Aug, 2008

    I think the chocolate syrup is added to the icing (some appear to have chocolate filling). I would also think you could do whatever you like - such as adding food coloring and flavorings - pale yellow with lemon might be nice - or pale pink and peppermint, or wintergreen and pale green - which would go nice with the chocolate wafer!

  • sincereriley 18 Aug, 2008

    The recipe said to "stir in desired flavorings to taste". I think the chocolate syrup/sauce is just one of the "flavorings" they have recommended. I would add enough to my own taste.

  • Pansyplaid 18 Aug, 2008

    Very true--directions are incomplete. I think it is implied that you add the syrup or hot fudge into the filling mixture. In which case, you probably wouldn't need to thin it with milk. Too bad these steps were overlooked. Could be a good recipe.

  • dilycainia 18 Aug, 2008

    I think the chocolate syrup and hot fudge sauce is for flavoring in the icing.
    "stir in desired flavorings to taste"

  • janmorrell 18 Aug, 2008

    Somthing is missing?!

  • TinaLexi 18 Aug, 2008

    The syrup andfudge sauce are the desired flavorings in the recipe, last sentence, step 1. Only add a little to taste until it is the flavoring that you like.

  • jerzee_mom 18 Aug, 2008

    At the end of step one it say stir in desired flavorings.. I think this means the chocolate.. if you look next to the picture it also says try more things like jam or peanut butter

  • kimwylie0523 18 Aug, 2008

    The chocolate syrup is for a flavoring for the filling, I think. I'd say add a little at a time so you don't mess with the consistency too much.

  • mrscurrie 18 Aug, 2008

    What are you supposed to do with the chocolate syrup? What is missing from the recipe or was the chcolate syrup a mistake?

  • kayesea 18 Aug, 2008

    So what is the bottled chocolate syrup and/or hot fudge sauce used for? The picture and directions indicate food coloring and flavorings were added, but I don't see any chocolate on you?

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