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Cocoa Lime Sandwich Cookies

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“Inspired by a suggestion from my son. I make these small because they are very rich. Times do not include chilling time or cooling time.”
40 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour and cocoa together.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture.
  4. Using your hands, form the dough into two logs about 1 inch in diameter.
  5. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour, or until firm enough to slice.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Unwrap each log and cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are firm but not browned.
  9. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheets, then remove and place on racks. Cool completely.
  10. To make filling, place butter in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until melted.
  11. Continue to heat, stirring occasionally, until butter just begins to brown.
  12. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  13. Stir powdered sugar and lime juice into melted butter.
  14. Spread filling on half the cookies. Top each with an unfrosted cookie and press down gently.

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