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       Title: Sweetheart Sandwich Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
     1/4 lb Unsalted butter
   1 1/4 c  Sugar
       2 lg Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/2 c  Unsweetened cocoa
       2 c  Flour
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
            Filling:
       4 tb Unsalted butter
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       4 c  Confectioner’s sugar
            Whipping cream
  
   Recipe by: Diane Mott Davidson. The Cereal Murders Preparation Time: 1:00
       To make the cookies, cream the butter with the sugar in a large bowl
   until light. Beat in eggs and vanilla; set aside. Sift the cocoa, flour,
   salt, baking powder, and baking soda together. Stir the dry ingredients
   thoroughly into the butter mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and
   refrigerate for 2 or 3 hours.  Preheat the oven to 375F and butter 2 cookie
   sheets. Using a teaspoon measure, roll level teaspoons of the dough into
   balls and place them 2 inches apart on the sheets. Bake for 10 to 15 mins,
   until cookies are puffed and surfaces slightly dry and cracked. Cool on
   racks.
   
      To make the filling, cream the butter until light. Beat in the vanilla
   and powdered sugar, adding whipping cream and continuing to beat until the
   consistency is like creamy frosting. When the cookies are complete cool,
   spread about 1/2 tablespoon of iflling on the bottom of one cookie, then
   top with the bottom side of another cookie.
     Makes about 3 dozen sandwiches.
     Variation:  For half a batch of vanilla-filled and half a batch of
   peppermint-filled cookies, add 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract to half the
   filling.  Tint the peppermint filling pink or green before filling half the
   sandwiches. NOTES
   : A Goldy Bear mystery set in Aspen, Colorado.  A pair of fudgelike cookies
   separated by a slide of buttercream filling. “Goldy’s Rx for stress - take
   chocolate and call me when it’s over”
  
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