Chocolate Sandwiches

3 dozen

The rich, crunchy cookies call out for a glass of milk.


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

  • ¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 12 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped

  • ½ cup heavy cream


  1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Set aside. Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until creamy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Halve dough, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate about 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 1 inch squares. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate 30 minutes.Wrap scraps in plastic, and refrigerate 30 minutes; reroll and cut. Bake until edges just begin to brown, about 12 minutes. Cool on sheets on wire racks.

  3. Put 9 ounces chocolate in medium bowl. Bring cream to a boil. Pour over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Chill until spreadable, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Spread onto bottom of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies.

  4. Melt remaining chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Fill a parchment paper cone, or a small pastry bag fitted with a round tip (such as Ateco #2), with melted chocolate; decorate cookies.

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