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       Title: SWEETHEART SANDWICHES
  Categories: Cookies, Davidson
       Yield: 36 cookies
  
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     1/4 lb Butter, sweet
   1 1/4 c  Sugar
       2 lg Egg
       1 ts Vanilla extract
     1/2 c  Cocoa, unsweetened
       2 c  Flour
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
 
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       4 T  Butter, sweet
       1 ts Vanilla extract
       4 c  Sugar, confectioners'
            Whipping cream
  
   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 dry
   ingredients together; stir thoroughly into the butter mixture.  Cover
   the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for two or three hours.
   Preheat the oven to 375 F. and grease two cookie sheets.  Roll level
   teaspoons of the dough into balls and place 2 apart on the cookie
   sheets.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the cookies are puffed and
   the surfaces slightly dry and cracked.  Cool on wire racks.
   
   To make the filling, cream the butter until light.  Beat in the
   vanilla and confectioners' sugar, adding the cream and continuing to
   beat until the consistency of a creamy frosting.
   
   Once the cookies are completely cooled, spread about 1/2 tablespoon of
   filling on the bottom of each cookie, then top with the bottom side of
   another cookie.
   
   Variation:  To make half the cookies peppermint-filled, add 1/8
   teaspoon peppermint extract to *half* the filling.  Tint pink or
   green before filling the sandwiches.
   
                                   ---*The Cereal Murders*
                                       Diane Mott Davidson
  
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