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Elegant Embossed Chocolate Cookies with Creamy Buttercream

Throw a fancy tea party with these elegantly embossed cookies and its equally delicious buttercream filling. This decadent dessert is the perfect way to impress your guests. 

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 42 mins
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
  • Category: Deserts, Chocolate Cookie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author:
  • Joyce Mrad

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Ingredients

Cookie: 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour  
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into small cubes 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil  
  •  2/3 or ¼ cup cane sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract  
  • ½ tsp sea salt 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch 
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.  
  2. Whisk wet ingredients (except eggs) inside a large bowl (or stand mixer bowl). 
  3. Cream them until you get a smooth texture. (Don’t overbeat!)  
  4. Combine egg into the batter. Continue whisking.  
  5. Sift the dry ingredients (only 1 ¼ cup flour) before adding them to the batter. 
  6. Continue adding more flour until the cookie dough forms. It should not stick to the sides of the bowl. If you are using a stand mixer, this dough will form into a ball by itself, indicating that it is ready for the next step. 
  7. Place dough between two sheets of lightly floured parchment.*
  8. Roll out the dough. (Ideal thickness: ¼”)
  9. Use stamp cookie or cookie cutter to make shapes out of a cookie cutter.  
  10. Bake for 9-12 minutes (or until your cookies look firm and dry)   
  11. Transfer the freshly baked cookies to a wire rack. Let them cool for a few minutes. 
  12. Use an icing tube or spatula to add the filling and make a perfect buttercream cookie sandwich.  

Notes

I only used one stick of butter and ¼ cup sugar to reduce its calorie content.

Cookies burn easily, so watch the oven like a hawk after 5 mins are up!

Avoid overbeating your cookie dough to retain its smooth texture.  

Keywords: Embossed chocolate cookie, stamp cookie

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