Food for Soul

Dark Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

These yummy sugar cookies are decorated beautifully with Dr. Oetker Pink Crystals.

28 servings

40 Minutes


For the recipe  Dark Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches


175 gUnsalted Butter (6 oz)
190 gPlain Flour (6 ½ oz)
75Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (x3 sahcets/75g or 3 oz)
2.5 gDr. Oetker Baking Powder (½ tsp)
125 gLight Brown Sugar (4 ½ oz)
1Large Egg Beaten


300 gIcing Sugar (10 oz)
25 – 30 mlWater (5-6 tsp)
Dr. Oetker Red Extra Strong Food Colour Gel
about 0.6 gDr. Oetker Pink Crystals



Step 1: Line 3 large baking trays with baking parchment. Melt 75g (3oz) butter and set aside. Sift flour, cocoa and Baking Powder into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the centre.

Step 2: Add the egg and melted butter and gradually combine the wet and dry ingredients together, along with 15-30ml (1-2tbsp) cold water to make a firm dough.

Step 3: Turn on to a lightly floured work surface and knead gently until smooth. Divide in 2 pieces and roll one piece at a time to a thickness of 5mm (1/4inch). Using a 5cm (2inch) crinkle edge cookie cutter, stamp out rounds, re-rolling the dough as necessary – you should be able to make at least 56.

Step 4: Transfer the rounds to the baking sheets, spaced a little apart. Prick with a fork and chill for 30 mins.

Step 5: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Bake for 8-10 minutes until firm. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 6: For the icing, sift 150g (5oz) icing sugar into a mixing bowl and gradually mix in sufficient 25-30ml (5-6tsp) cold water to make a smooth, spreadable icing. Add a few drops Red Gel Food Colour to make a subtle pink shade. Spread over half the cookies and sprinkle thickly with Pink Crystals. Leave for a few minutes to set.

Step 7: For the filling, put the remaining butter in a mixing bowl and beat until soft. Gradually sieve in the remaining icing sugar, beating well after each addition, to make a smooth, spreadable icing. Add a few drops of Red Gel Food Colour to make a subtle pink shade, and add rosewater to taste if using; spread over the remaining cookies. Sandwich 2 halves together to serve.

1 serving = 34g

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