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A Salute to Our Veterans

Published On: Nov 11 2013 12:00:24 PM CST
A Salute to Our Veterans

Sandwich cookies are just one of three recipes to honor our veterans.

Veterans Day is a day for us to salute and honor all of those men and women who have served our country so we can enjoy our freedom. And if you have served, we thank you. For many, that meant being away from home for long periods of time. Recently we asked a few military veterans to tell us what types of foods they missed most. So, from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen to all the veterans, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

If your favorite childhood memory is of dunking chocolate sandwich cookies in a glass of cold milk, get ready to make some awesome new memories with our copycat recipe we call Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.

Yields: 24 cookies

Cooking Time: 10 min


What You'll Need:

CHOCOLATE WAFERS

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg

CREAM FILLING

  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, make chocolate wafers by mixing together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Beat in 1 stick of butter and the egg until dough comes together. (You may have to use your hands.) Drop 48 rounded teaspoons of dough onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Slightly flatten dough with fingers.
  3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until cookies look set. Let cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, make cream filling by combining 1/2 stick of butter and the shortening. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until filling is fluffy. Place a teaspoon of filling onto center of one chocolate wafer and lightly press another chocolate wafer on top until cream comes to edge. Repeat with remaining wafers.
  5. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.


Notes

  • Want to bring back more memories? Try our recipes for Mom's Fried Chicken and Garlicky Steak for even more nostalgia. (Or just because they're delicious!)
  • Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Cookie-Recipes/Homemade-Chocolate-Sandwich-Cookies#z6XXlws25lltWAEr.99
  • Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Editors-Picks/A-Salute-to-Our-Veterans#iTksQTto1yR1lfE4.99