Aren't these Chocolate Strawberry Sandwich cookies just so pretty? With a strawberry jam flavoured buttercream sandwiched between two melt in your mouth chocolate cookies, they taste just as good as they look.
1cup/ 125 g powdered / confectioners / icing sugar
1 ½Tablespoons/ 20 g butter at room temperature
1teaspoon/ 5 ml vanilla essence
Just a drop of pink food colouringoptional
FOR THE COOKIES
Preheat the oven to 320°F / 160°C and line a baking trays with parchment / baking paper.
Place the butter into a bowl and beat with hand-held beaters until pale and fluffy.
Add in the flour, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and cornflour / cornstarch and mix until combined.
Roll the mixture into small balls and place onto the prepared tray. This recipe makes about 20 single cookies
Press down gently with a fork.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until just baked through.(Avoid overbaking) SEE NOTE 1
Leave to cool completely on the baking pan before filling with the buttercream
FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FILLING
To make the filling, beat all the buttercream ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
Sandwich the cookies with the buttercream and dust with powdered sugar if preferred
Try not to overbake these cookies, they should still be slightly soft when you remove it from the oven. It continues baking for a few more minutes on the hot pan after it has been removed from the oven.