Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwiches

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Hey Friends! It has been quite a while.  (I feel like I always say that) I sincerely hope you had an amazing holiday season! I spent so much time in the kitchen baking for the holidays, I just got insanely lazy about blogging (and taking care of a 20 month old & 4 year old…that tends to keep one busy!) One of my new years resolutions is to blog a bit more than I did in 2013…We shall see, but I do have a few recipes to catch you up on!

Kicking off 2014 with these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwiches. This recipe uses my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe with a cookie dough buttercream in between. They are so rich, but oh so good!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwiches

The Cookies

I have been using this recipe since I was a little girl…I have adapted a few things slightly over the years, but it is my favorite.

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

A pinch of salt

1/2 cup butter at room temperature

1/2 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs lightly beaten

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (honestly, I never measure vanilla)

1 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, soda and salt together and set aside. Combine butter, shortening, sugars and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add beaten eggs and flour mixture. Mix well. Sir in chocolate chips. Roll into balls and bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Cookie Dough Buttercream

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup mini chocolate chips

Beat together butter and browned sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, powdered sugar, and salt until combined. Add heavy cream and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in chocolate chips.

Once cookies have cooled completely. Sandwich the cookie dough buttercream in between two cookies.

Makes 18-20 sandwiches

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