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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Candy Cane Buttercream – 12 Days of Sugar, Day 3

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  • Total Time: 9 minutes




  • 1/2 cup butter flavor shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  • 1 stick butter (, softened)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 56 Tbsp. cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane ((you want it to be like powder))
  • 1/41/2 tsp. peppermint extract ((optional))
  • Extra crushed candy cane for rolling edges ((optional))



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil or a silpat liner.
  2. In mixing bowl combine shortening, sugar, milk and vanilla.
  3. Mix well and add in the dry ingredients.  Using your hands, roll dough into small balls (about the size of a quarter). Place onto lined cookie sheet. Pat down slightly with the palm of your hand.
  4. Bake for 8-9 minutes.  Don’t overbake!
  5. Allow cookies to cool and frost with candy cane butter cream.
  6. Roll edges in crushed candy cane, if desired.


  1. In medium size bowl, mix butter, powdered sugar and cream until smooth. Add more cream, if necessary to reach desired consistency.
  2. Mix in candy cane powder and peppermint extract (if using).
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Category: Cookies