For something a little unique, bring these cookies to a holiday cookie exchange.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
chill:
2 hrs
bake:
8 mins at 375° per batch
Yield:
About 40 sandwiches
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Coffee-and-Cream Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 2 to 3 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using desired 1-1/2-inch cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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  • Spread 1 teaspoon Coffee Filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, bottom sides down, to make sandwiches. Combine cocoa powder and the 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Place mixture in a small sieve and sift over filled cookies. Makes about 40 cookies.

To Store:

Place cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze unfilled cookies for up to 3 months. Thaw cookies; fill and assemble cookies as directed.

Nutrition Facts (Coffee-and-Cream Sandwich Cookies)

115 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 12mg; sodium 54mg; potassium 16mg; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 0g; sugar 10g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 0RE; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 0mg.

Coffee Filling

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  • In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, butter, espresso powder, vanilla, and enough milk to a make a filling of spreading consistency.

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