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Peppermint Sandwich Cookies with Orange-Chocolate Filling

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Peppermint Sandwich Cookies with Orange-Chocolate Filling
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 16
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Orange makes its mark on these cookies in a delicious way, combining with chocolate in a decadent filling for minty cookie sandwiches. From Judith Campbell, Bake-Off® Monthly Challenge.

Ingredients

1/3
cup orange marmalade
1/3
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2/3
cup powdered sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons orange extract
6
candy canes (6 inch) or 18 hard round peppermint candies
1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. In small microwavable bowl, mix marmalade, chocolate chips, powdered sugar and orange extract. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until melted. Set aside.
  • 2 Place candy in food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; coarsely crush with rolling pin or meat mallet. Place candy in shallow dish.
  • 3 Cut cookie dough into 1/2-inch slices; cut in half again. Roll each half slice of dough into ball. Press 1 side of each ball into crushed candy, flattening ball slightly to about 1 1/2 inches. Place flattened cookies, candy side up, on cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 5 Spread about 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture on bottom of 1 cookie; top with another cookie, bottom side down. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
50
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
,
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
26g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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