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Chocolate Orange Sandwich Cookies – Chocolate shortbread cookies infused with orange flavour & sandwiched together with a sweet orange buttercream frosting.
I came home the other day to find these delicious little morsels sitting on the counter top. Spouse had been inspired to make these gorgeous chocolate and orange shortbread cookies, sandwiched together with a little orange buttercream frosting. It is quite a dark chocolate cookie which compliments the sweet orange filling very well. So good with a tall glass of ice cold milk.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups cocoa
- 1 1/2 cups cold butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- zest of 3 oranges finely grated and minced
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups icing sugar powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp minced orange zest
- 3 or 4 tablespoons milk
Sift together the flour and cocoa. Set aside.
Cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla extract and orange zest.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture to form a dough.
Chill for about an hour, then roll out the dough to about a quarter inch thick.
Cut individual cookies out with a 2 inch cookie cutter and bake at 350 degrees F for 12-13 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Beat all the ingredients together until smooth using only enough milk to bring the frosting to a workable consistency. It should be stiffer than frosting for a cake.
Spoon a teaspoon or so between two of the shortbread cookies and squeeze together to form the sandwich cookie.
Add an additional hour to total time to allow for the cookie dough to chill.