If you have not tried these Cookies and Cream Cookie Sandwiches, you are missing out. These incredible cookies are easy to make and the family will love them. Soft chewy cookies with homemade buttercream filling, these cookies are sure to be a hit.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar.
Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to the bowl and mix at low speed just until incorporated.
Scoop out a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball.
Bake 12-16 minutes.
Let cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Homemade Buttercream filling
Start off by mixing the soft butter and shortening together till nice and creamy on medium speed.
Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the shortening mixture.
Once you have added all the sugar to the mix add in the hot water and the vanilla.
Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.
Place your buttercream in a piping bag or a freezer bag with the corner cut off.
Take one cookie and pipe the buttercream onto the cookie and top with another cookie.