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Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pies

I am sticking with simple when it comes to holiday treats. I want them to LOOK fancy and hard, but I want them to be simple and quick. I mean, duh.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy Christmas recipes, easy cookie recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 sandwich cookies
Calories 403kcal

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 crushed candy canes

For the peppermint marshmallow filling:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk as needed

Instructions

To make the cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9 minutes or until just set. Immediately sprinkle half of the cookies with the crushed candy canes.
  • Cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack.

To make the peppermint cream filling:

  • Cream together the butter and marshmallow cream. Add the powdered sugar and peppermint. Beat well.
  • Thin with milk until you get the desired  consistency. The mixture should be thick and creamy, but easily spreadable.
  • Tint with red food coloring, if desired.
  • Spread frosting on the cookies without the candy cane sprinkles. Top with the sprinkled cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.3mg