Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cocoa Cheese Sandwiches

Cocoa Cheese Sandwiches

I don't know where the recipe originally came from? But my mom has been baking these, for as long as I can remember. They are a HUGE family favorite, and no Christmas would be complete without them.



COCOA CHEESE SANDWICHES

Set oven temp to 350*

Cream together:

3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

Add:
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. Hershey's baking cocoa powder
2 c. flour

Divide Dough in Half

Shape into 2 long rolls

Wrap the rolls in wax paper and chill in fridge

Cut into 1/8" - 1/4" slices

Bake 8-10 minutes

Cool

Sandwich two cookies together with Cream Cheese Frosting in the middle

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

3 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon milk
3 oz. cream cheese softened
2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

Cream butter, cream cheese.
Add milk, salt and sugar.
Beat until creamy.


The chocolate flavor in this cookie is a bit different then other chocolate cookies. You just have to try them to see. And the Cream Cheese Frosting totally makes the cookie!


And do you like my way cute packaging? Do you know what that little glass jar  below was originally?


It held a Candle! I love these little smelly good candle votive's you can buy in the grocery store. And I NEVER throw them away.

When the wick is gone and the candle is done, just pop them in the freezer for a day or two, and the left over wax will pop right out!

Stick em in the dishwasher and Wah Lah! You have a cute little jar to serve dessert in. 

Put another candle in. Or package a few cookies in!

Happy Baking!!! ooxx`jodi


9 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

Now I thought I'd seen just about every cookie in the cookie universe by now ... but I was wrong.

These look ... splendid! I am trying to coax my sister into a cookie baking Sunday this week; I'll tempt her with these.

Thanks!
Cass

Marydon said...

Welll, here goes more junk in my TRUNK!! They look deelsih.

Have a lovely Christmas week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

PrettyPinkPins said...

Jodi,
Thanks for the tip on how to get all that wax out of the jars! I have tons of them and scrape and scrape to get the wax out. I can't wait to try this. I never throw them out either! The ones with lids are especially great when gifting! You are just too cute for cha-cha!
Thanks girlfriend!

Designs By Pinky said...

HI Jodi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am very new to this so appreciate EVERY comment and follower! I will be following you now:):) XO, Pinky

Nedra said...

Such yum, yum things for Christmas! You always have the most wonderful ideas. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh good grief and I've been throwing those candle holders away. :( However, I do save the Crystal Light holders and make wrap-around covers for them...they hold lots of things like buttons, thread, nuts, oh my the list is endless! blessings, marlene

Emily said...

That cookie recipe looks divine, but the very best thing about this post was that candle holder idea!! I love the freezer tip, and I'm dying to try this now. I'm assuming it was a frosted glass jar originally, right? And then you lined it with pretty paper? Brilliant!

Kisses,
Emily
WhipperBerry

Anonymous said...

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Montana Farmgirl said...

Having made cocoa cheese sandwich cookies for the past 20 some years I even tried hiding them in the freezer to keep them out of sight out of mind, but the kicker is, I really love 'em that way! (Pilsbury cookie recipe by the way.) Try sifting the flour and minimal mixing for a really tender cookie. They really do rock!

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