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Oxaca Chocolate Sandwiches

Oxaca Chocolate Sandwiches
Oxaca Chocolate Sandwiches are inspired by the flavors from Oxaca, Mexico, where chocolate is grown and is part of the city’s reputation for moles. Ozxaca cacao beans are often ground and combined with sugar, almonds, and cinnamon to mix with milk for a delicious hot chocolate.
Oxaca Chocolate Sandwiches
Course:
Dessert, Cookies
Cuisine:
Mexican
Time:
Prep Time: 40 mins., Cook Time: 12 mins.
INGREDIENTS:

Cookies:

  • 1 cup ground Oaxaca chile chocolate
  • ¾ cups butter (1 ½ sticks), softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar, with a separate bowl of more for pressing cookies
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

Filling:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grind down the chocolate with a zester if you purchased a bar, otherwise put chocolate in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together, add in cinnamon. Add in egg. Mix in baking soda, baking powder and chocolate. Mix in flour.
  4. Using a 1¼ inch ice cream scoop, place dough on a parchment lined baking sheet five inches apart.
  5. Sprinkle sugar over the top of the dough balls.
  6. Gently press a flat-bottomed glass into each ball, flattening it into ¼ inch thick discs.
  7. Bake until cookies are firm, approximately 10-12 minutes, and transfer to wire rack for cooling.

Filling:

  1. Combine ingredients in a mixer and beat on medium until well-integrated.
  2. Take one cookie and spread with frosting, to the edge and up to ½-inch thick, place another cookie on top making a sandwich.
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