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Orange Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are made with orange sugar cookies and filled with chocolate ganache. This is the best cookies recipe for Christmas and the holiday season!
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5 from 6 votes

Orange Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Orange Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are made with orange sugar cookies and filled with chocolate ganache. This is the best cookies recipe for Christmas and the holiday season!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 164kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients for Sugar Cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest from 1 orange
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:

  • 8 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Instructions

How to make Chocolate Ganache:

  • Pour milk in a saucepan and warm it up over medium heat so it’s hot but not boiling. Then remove it from the heat.
  • In a mixing bowl put chocolate chips and powdered sugar, and pour over the hot milk.
  • Using a whisk or a spatula, mix it together until smooth consistency.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit on a counter for a couple of hours.

How to make Orange Chocolate Sandwich Cookies:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat room temperature butter with sugar really well, so it becomes fluffy and pale in color.
  • Add an egg, orange zest, and vanilla extract and mix until combined and smooth consistency.
  • Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) together in a separate bowl, then add to the wet ingredients in two batches. Mix everything until well combined but don’t overmix.
  • When done, you can lightly knead the dough, making a ball, wrap in a plastic wrap and refrigerate from 1-2 hours to overnight.
  • When you roll out the dough it might be a bit sticky. You can use a little bit of flour to prevent it from sticking to a roller or a counter. However, I have a different trick that always helps me. Put the dough between two sheets of parchment paper, then roll over the parchment paper about 1/4-inch thick.
  • After you cut out the cookies and put them on the baking sheet, put the sheet with the cookies back in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill.
  • Bake the cookies at 350°F for 9-10 minutes until the bottom gets a very light golden color.
  • To assemble, scoop a tablespoon of chocolate ganache on a flat side of a cookie and sandwich with the other cookie.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg