Chocolate Cherry Sandwich Cookies are a stunning way to show your love this Valentine’s Day. Grown-ups and kids alike will love these sweet sandwich cookies.
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What are you doing for Valentine’s Day this year? Have you even started to think about it?
I know, I know, it’s barely February, but this is one of those holidays that can sneak up on you, and I’m nothing if not exceptionally prepared for every festive holiday.
Lots of people like to buy boxes of chocolates or flowers for their loved ones this time of year, but me – I’m all about the homemade treats.
These Chocolate Cherry Sandwich Cookies are the perfect example. Decadent dark chocolate cookies pair wonderfully with sweet Maraschino cherry buttercream, for one truly spectacular Valentine’s Day dessert.
They’re substantial enough that you can even tuck them into lunch boxes for school or the office and know that they’ll be just fine come lunch time. I love the idea of this for when Elle is old enough for school. Not that I want to think about that too hard right this second.
These sandwich cookies are a bit sturdier than your typical drop cookie, making them great for turning into sandwiches. They won’t fall apart when you take a bite, or if you’re like a certain someone in this house, and must twist apart any sandwich cookie you find and eat the filling first.
I used Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening to make the cookie dough, because it makes for a taller cookie, with lighter texture. It’s moist and tender, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t eat a few of these cookies right off the tray, sans frosting, just because.
I really like using Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening Baking Sticks. As you can see in the video, they’re super easy to measure, and are just a no muss, no fuss way to add perfect texture to your baked goods.
They’re always just the right texture, straight out of the pantry. Each wrapper has clearly marked measurements, so all you have to do is cut the bar where the measurement you need is located. No scooping and leveling required!
Let’s talk a little bit about this buttercream, because whoa. I use a little bit of Maraschino Cherry juice straight from the jar, along with chopped up cherries. They add such good flavor to this frosting!
When you combine chocolate and cherries, there’s really nothing more to be said. It’s classic, it’s amazingly sweet and delicious, and I can’t think of a more adorable Valentine’s Day treat for your favorite people.
I bet these Chocolate Cherry Sandwich Cookies will become a Valentine’s Day tradition, and I can’ think of anything more lovely. Have a wonderful, love-filled day!
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