Chocolate Vanilla Cranberry Sandwich Cookies

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Sandwich cookies take a little more effort than the average cookie, so they're that much more special. The red flecks of cranberries and sparkly sugar crystals give these cream-filled chocolate cookies a delicate prettiness.

  • Portion size 24 servings

Ingredients

  • Basic Chocolate Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 cup coarse sugar
Vanilla Cranberry Filling:
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberry
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream ( 35%)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Method

Between waxed paper or on lightly floured surface, roll out dough to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) ornament-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling and
cutting scraps. Using 1-inch (2.5 cm) star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out star in centre of half of the cookies, rerolling and cutting scraps. Arrange whole and cutout cookies, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on separate parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets; refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.

Place coarse sugar in shallow dish. Brush tops of cutout cookies with water; press tops into sugar. Return, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, to baking sheets. Bake whole and cutout cookies, 1 sheet at a time,
in 350 F (180 C) oven until no longer shiny, about 15 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.

Vanilla Cranberry Filling: Meanwhile, stir cranberries with boiling water; let stand until plump, about 20 minutes. Drain well; finely chop cranberries. In bowl, beat together icing sugar, butter and salt until smooth; beat in cream and vanilla until combined. Stir in cranberries.

Spoon about 1 tbsp of the filling onto centre of each whole cookie; top each with cutout cookie, pressing lightly to push filling to edge.

Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Let come to room temperature before serving.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 81 mg
  • Sugars 18 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 213.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 77 mg
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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