Chocolate Chip Buttercream Sandwich Cookies

 

I went a WEEK without butter.  Seriously.  Okay, well, I actually had one stick that I rationed over the seven days for cooking or a wee bit on toast here and there.  But, for the most part, butter was off the table.   This devastated me when it came to baking!!  Once I had it back in the house?  I got started right away making those suckers up there.  Mmm…  buttery, sugary goodness.

 

Chocolate Chip Buttercream Sandwiches

 

Ingredients:

(for the cookies)

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil (coconut or canola)*
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 scant cup chocolate chips (scant because, in this house, they NEVER all make it in the bowl!)

 

Preheat oven to 350.  Cream butter, oil, and sugar together.  Mix in egg.  Add soda, salt, and vanilla.  Beat in flour.  Stir in chocolate chips just until mixed.  Drop spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.   You’ll want to try to make them fairly even since you’ll be sandwiching them later, but don’t go crazy.  A cookie scoop is handy, if you have one.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow to cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes before removing to cooling racks or brown paper.  Yield: approx. 24 cookies

*note: You can, of course, use all butter in these cookies.  I find that the oil helps them “flatten” even more, which is helpful for a sandwich cookie.  But you do whatever works for you!

 

(for buttercream)

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream (milk would work, but cream is better)

Beat all together until light, fluffy, sweet, buttery, sinful, and wonderful!  This will actually make more than you need for your sandwiches but, trust me, you can find a use for it.

 

Assemble:  Try to pair up cookies that are well-matched size-wise.  Drop a dollop of buttercream on one of the two, spread it a bit, and sandwich together.

 

Chocolate Chip Buttercream Sandwich Cookies

 

Now eat.  Sing praises for the wonders of butter.   Pat yourself on the back for only eating “one cookie.” ;)

 

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