Low Sugar Peppermint Brownie Cookie Sandwiches Recipe
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Peppermint Brownie Cookie Sandwiches

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 7 oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 4 candy canes (about ⅓ cup, crushed)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ⅔  cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Purecane™ Brown Sweetener 
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½  teaspoon baking powder
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Optional: ⅓ cup chocolate chips

Frosting Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups Purecane™ Confectioners Sweetener
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
    Optional: 2 tablespoons crushed candy canes, or peppermint candy

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Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Make Your Cookie Dough:

    1. In a double boiler, melt the 7 ounces of chocolate, then stir in the butter. Set aside to cool.
    2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. 
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, Purecane™ Brown Sweetener, and vanilla until creamy (about 1 minute). Add the melted chocolate, then stir to combine. 
    4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture, then stir until well-combined. 
    5. Fold the chocolate chips and crushed candy canes into the cookie dough. 
    6. Using 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons dough per cookie, bake for 8 to 9 minutes, the top will look barely set. 
    7. Let cool on the baking pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before sandwiching. 

    Prepare Your Frosting:

    1. To make the frosting, simply beat the butter until smooth with the paddle attachment on a stand mixer. Add the Purecane™ Confectioners Sweetener to beat until fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Fold in the vanilla extract and (optional: crushed peppermint). Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of milk, if the buttercream filling is too thick. 
    2. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag to make the cookie sandwiches. 
    3. Drizzle with melted chocolate and garnish with crushed peppermint. 
    4. Serve and enjoy!