I used to LOVE them. When I was growing up, my grandmother had a milkman, and he would deliver them, along with milk, eggs, and Hoodsies to her house.
Fudge Rounds and Oatmeal Cream Pies were my favorite (Oatmeal Cream Pies to come in another post)!
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until blended. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing in-between, then add the vanilla extract.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until just combined.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for approximately 9 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the pans on a cooling rack for 10 minutes, then move the cookies to the cooling rack to cool completely.
Chocolate Buttercream Filling
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons warm water
Beat the shortening and butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the vanilla extract, salt and cocoa powder. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until just combined. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes, until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Wait patiently like Jessie until the cookies have cooled completely.
Once cooled, turn half of the cookies upside-down and spread the filling on the flat side of each. Press the other cookie halves (the ones without the filling) flat-side down onto the filled cookies.
1/2 cup milk or dark chocolate chips (I used dark)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
In a small, microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate and vegetable oil for 1 – 2 minutes on high, stopping to stir every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth.
Using a spoon, the mixture onto the cookies in stripes.
Cool in the fridge until the chocolate is set.
Finally, pat yourself on the back and eat a cookie!
These are just like I remember, but even better!!! The buttery, chocolate cookies are chewy and soft enough to be sandwichey without falling apart and the chocolate buttercream is creamy and chocolatey without being too heavy.