Make us your home page
KEEP CALM and BAKE COOKIES | Click for more recipes from the 12th annual holiday cookies special

Christmas cookies: Dipped Sandwich Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

½ cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

For the orange filling:

½ cup (1 stick) butter (no substitutes)

2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

1 ½ teaspoons orange extract

For the dipping chocolate:

4 squares semisweet chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter, melted together

1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla and gradually add flour to make a workable dough. Make small balls and place 1 inch apart on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. With a glass dipped in sugar (for each cookie), flatten into circles. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes, or until firm and just lightly browned on the bottom. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

To make filling: Mix together the butter, confectioners' sugar and orange extract and refrigerate until firm but still spreadable.

When ready to assemble, spread orange filling on one cookie, put another cookie on top and dip about one-quarter to one-half of cookie into melted chocolate. Dip into chopped nuts, if using, and place on waxed paper to harden.

Yield: Makes 2 dozen.

Freezeworthy: No.

Submitted by Sonja Lee Sindell, Clearwater

Mazzaro's Italian Market

Christmas cookies: Dipped Sandwich Cookies 12/02/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2013 10:22am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. PHSC Performing Arts Series harkens back to times past

    Music & Concerts

    It's a blast from the past for the 2017-18 Performing Arts Series at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey. Season tickets go on sale Sept. 26, with single-show tickets on sale Oct. 10. The first performance is Dec. 1.

  2. Leaves, mountains, ice cream and cheese: What's not to like in Burlington, Vt.?


    If I loved Burlington, Vt., during a visit with my daughter when the high was 37 degrees, I feel completely comfortable recommending the city as a great destination for fall, when it's considered one of the top leaf-watching spots in the world.

    Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont is the sixth-oldest college established in New England.
  3. Directors of Haunted Mansion doc talk bringing piece of Disney history to Orlando


    Filmmakers Ryan Grulich and James H. Carter II aren't just casual fans of The Haunted Mansion ride. They're obsessed.

    Publicity still from the Foolish Mortals documentary.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 20


    Mumford and Sons: The enormously popular English rockers make their first stop in Tampa. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $41.25-$61.25. (813) 301-2500.

    MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 13:  Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs on the "What" stage during the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  5. How to vamp out for Buffyfest in St. Petersburg

    Music & Concerts

    Who's your favorite superhero? I always answer Buffy.