Any little one will be on Cloud Nine when they dive into a mound of chocolate wafers softened between sweet whipped cream.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sift flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. Mix butter and brown and granulated sugars on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined.

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  • Divide dough into quarters; shape into squares. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Working with 1 square at a time, roll out dough between pieces of lightly floured parchment to 12-inch square, about 1/8 inch thick. Transfer on parchment to baking sheet; freeze until firm, about 20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut dough into rounds with 2 1/4-inch cutter and into moon and stars with shaped cutters. (You will need 75 rounds for the cake; use remaining dough as desired.) If dough becomes too soft, freeze for a few minutes. Space cookies 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

  • Bake until centers are firm to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 week.

  • In a a bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form.

  • Lay 15 cookies in an 8-inch circle, overlapping edges slightly to fill the circle. Spread with about 11/4 cups whipped cream. Repeat, making 5 layers. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or up to 1 day.

  • Tint royal icing as desired. To frost moon and star cookies, pipe icing around edges; pipe zigzags to fill in, and spread with small offset spatula. Let stand until set, 1 to 2 hours. Serve cake, garnished with moon and star cookies.

Reviews (3)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2013
would this work as individual cakes and maybe use the larger one for centerpiece? maybe a smaller moon and star on indiv's?
Rating: Unrated
01/10/2012
This cake is very tasty but trying to cut and serve this cake is a party nightmare. The recipe does not state a special way to cut and serve it so I assumed it would be in the normal way...nope. It slid all over the place and people laughed as I struggled to give them the serving size they asked for. Everyone got large servings to say the least. Does anyone else who has made this have any ideas???
Rating: Unrated
01/10/2012
This cake is very tasty but trying to cut and serve this cake is a party nightmare. The recipe does not state a special way to cut and serve it so I assumed it would be in the normal way...nope. It slid all over the place and people laughed as I struggled to give them the serving size they asked for. Everyone got large servings to say the least. Does anyone else who has made this have any ideas???
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