Tested till perfect  Dingbat Sandwich Cookies
Dingbat Sandwich Cookies
Photography by Donna Griffith

Dingbat Sandwich Cookies

This is a quick treat that kids and adults can assemble at the last minute. To achieve the best bat-like wings, break (rather than cut) the cookies in half to create a ragged edge. You need exactly one package of chocolate wafer cookies, so check closely at the grocery store to make sure none of them are broken.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2013

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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 15 minutes
  • Portion size 16 cookies


  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspunsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsicing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspvanilla
  • 48 48chocolate wafer cookiechocolate wafer cookies
  • 16 16large and small candy eyeballs, (such as Wilton)
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In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until fluffy; beat in icing sugar and
vanilla until smooth. Remove 1 tbsp and set aside.

Break 16 of the cookies in half to make wings; set aside.

Spread about 1 tbsp of the icing onto flat side of each of half of the remaining cookies; sandwich with remaining cookies. Insert 2 wings, rounded sides up, into icing on either side of each sandwich.

Dab some of the reserved icing onto back of each eyeball; press 1 large and 1 small eyeball onto each cookie.

Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Information per cookie: about

cal 159 pro 1g total fat 6g sat. fat 3g
carb 26g dietary fibre 1g sugar 17g chol 10mg
sodium 117mg potassium 44mg


calcium 1 iron 5 vit A 3 folate 5
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