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Biscuit Sandwich Cookies

Sandwiched with Sweetness: A creamy chocolate filling lends these flaky, buttery cookies a touch of richness. Try one or more and see for yourself how well they stack up.

  • Yield: Makes 18
Biscuit Sandwich Cookies

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2007


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 6 ounces finely chopped milk chocolate, melted, or 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With machine running, pour in 1/4 cup cream and the vanilla, and process until dough just comes together.

  2. Roll dough between lightly floured sheets of parchment until 1/16 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2-inch fluted cutter, cut out 36 rounds, gathering together scraps and rerolling if needed. Space 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Chill in freezer until firm, about 15 minutes.

  3. Whisk together egg yolk and remaining tablespoon cream. Brush onto tops of cookies. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool. (Unfilled cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 4 days.)

  4. Turn over half the cookies, and spread 1 heaping teaspoon chocolate or chocolate-hazelnut spread onto each. Top with remaining cookies. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes (or up to 2 days; cookies will soften slightly with longer storage).

Reviews (3)

  • mgiles 23 Jun, 2010

    Refrigerating the dough might help.

  • dolcevita 31 Jul, 2008

    the dough was too soft for me to roll out .. instead i rolled them into even balls and flattened them out to a circle on the pan before baking to its slightly golden around the edges. once filled they taste like the best thin homemade milanos.... soo good

  • michellelee 21 Apr, 2008

    These were a disaster. The cookies were really dry.

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