Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

by aimee @ shugarysweets on March 5, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with creamy Mint filling is the perfect dessert after any meal!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies: easy cookies with mint buttercream filling!

Something really sweet happened to us this week. You know how you watch the news and all you ever hear is bad stuff? Well, I’ve got a nice story for you.

Sunday night, after being at a swim meet all weekend, a snow storm hit. The last thing I wanted to do was go outside and shovel snow. The last thing my husband wanted to do was go outside and shovel snow. We were both exhausted from our separate weekend activities (mine was sitting on a bleacher for hours on end, his was taking care of the house and kids for the entire weekend).

Just before bed, as we looked out the window to see how much snow had fallen, there were 4 people in our neighbors’ driveway, with shovels. These 4 snow angels (as my husband refers to them), shoveled every house and sidewalk in our court during the night. We don’t know who they were, we didn’t recognize them. They didn’t ask for money. The just went from house to house, shoveling snow. I have no idea how many driveways they did, if it was just our court….or more in the neighborhood.

What I do know is during our extreme exhaustion, there was a light. A break. A relief! There is so much more good in the world, good that tends to get over looked by the bad. Good that doesn’t get the attention that the bad gets. So today, let’s talk about the good!

Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies: easy #Pillsbury cookies with mint buttercream filling!

Today’s recipe is not only good, it’s great! I used Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie dough (in the rolls) to make this recipe even easier. Everyone needs some time saving steps every once in awhile. I used a 1 tablespoon scoop and made mini cookies. 

I then whipped up a batch of creamy Mint buttercream frosting. When the cookies were cooled, I piped a little frosting between two like-sized cookies. Oh my word these are delicious.

Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies: easy cookies with mint buttercream filling! Dip in Vanilla candiquik and sprinkles for holiday fun

I thought I was done. But then it occurred to me, St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon!  These would be a fun treat to share. I mean, if you have a green cookie sandwich in hand, you won’t be pinched, right? So I dipped each of these cookies in some melted vanilla Candiquik (vanilla bark, almond bark, white chocolate…all would work just fine) and I added some festive sprinkles! The vanilla Candiquik sets up in minutes so they were ready to eat by the time I was done dipping the last set of cookies!

I wish I had some of these cookie sandwiches left to share with those snow angels.

Mint Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies: easy cookies with mint buttercream filling!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 20 cookie sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (16.5oz) Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • green food coloring
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup vanilla Candiquik, melted
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Scoop 1 Tbsp cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 8-10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat softened butter with sugar, mint, green food coloring and milk for 3-5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Spoon into a decorating bag and pipe onto cooled cookies, pairing like sized cookies together.
  3. Dip half of the cookie into melted vanilla Candiquik, add sprinkles immediately. Place cookie back on parchment paper until set, about 10 minutes. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. ENJOY.
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Today, some of my blog friends from around the web are sharing their favorite Pillsbury recipes. Go spread a little love and click over to their recipes too!

St Patricks Day Blog Hop Pillsbury collage

Irish Cream Cookie Dough Cheesecake by Roxana’s Home Baking
Rainbow Sugar Cookie Pops by Julie’s Eats and Treats
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies by Shugary Sweets
Mint Chocolate Cream Pies by Mom on Timeout
Biscuit Topped Beef and Guinness Pie by French Press
Reuben Pizza Roll by I Wash, You Dry
Chicken Pot Pie Crescent Braid by Wine & Glue
Corned Beef Biscuit Sliders by Foodness Gracious
Rainbow Cookie Tarts by Something Swanky
Rainbow Palmiers by Crazy for Crust
Irish Cream Chocolate Coconut Cookies by Inside BruCrew Life

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Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar March 5, 2014 at 8:34 am

These look delicious Aimee! And so festive! And I’m totally cracking up, because the cookies I’m posting tomorrow are a totally different flavor but also dipped in white chocolate with the exact same sprinkles. :) Obviously I’m a fan!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Oooh I can’t wait to see them Lindsay!! I love those sprinkles :)
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life March 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

I just loving hearing stories of good and “angels”. What a wonderful surprise for your street to wake up too! And these cookies…delish city! I love the color tones in your pictures too! Gorgeous!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm

It was a nice surprise!! I hope everyone on street enjoyed it too. Thanks for the sweet compliment :)
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PapaLos - The Man, The Chef, The Dad March 5, 2014 at 9:40 am

The cookies look great! I could almost taste the mint.

And yes, there is plenty of good in the world still. A few weeks ago my wife dropped an $80 gift card (wrapped in the receipt that said it was $80) in the parking lot of Walmart. Didn’t realize until we went to checkout. I combed the store, went outside, nothing. It was a long shot but I went to customer service and some guy found it outside next to the car and brought it to lost and found. Freaking. Saint. We’ve had a new outlook on helping people ever since.
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm

WOW! That’s so awesome, quite honest of that person. Love hearing stories of saints…
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

What an awesome story!! You’ll have to pay it forward some day…with these cookies! :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Haha, coming your way ;)
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Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker March 5, 2014 at 10:22 am

These cookies look delicious. I’m especially loving the shamrock sprinkles too
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Thanks Rochelle, I adore sprinkles!
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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor March 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

Love cookie sandwiches! And what a great story! And I’m sure it was a huge relief.
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Yeah, my husband had to actually work out, no shoveling required :)
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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel March 5, 2014 at 11:24 am

Easy peasy and so super fun and festive for St. Paddy’s Day!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Thanks Hayley :)
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Gerry @ Foodness Gracious March 5, 2014 at 11:30 am

Aimee, these look so addictive and hard to stop at just 1, right? I’d probably have 3 or 4 :)
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

I think 3 or 4 is quite a modest number!
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Heather @ French Press March 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

SO fun, and perfect for St patty’s day
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Shawn @ I Wash You Dry March 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm

LOVE!! These look so tasty, and I’m a huge fan of the Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough. :)

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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures March 5, 2014 at 2:06 pm

What a great story! I think we do tend to focus to much on the negative. This is a tasty looking cookie! So festive!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Thank you Laura! I’m going to be more positive and giving!!!
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Zainab @ Blahnik Baker March 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

These are so festive and fun!! Love the double cookie dose :)
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Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet March 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm

How fun are these!! Pinned!
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Mary Frances March 5, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Aimee, everything about this is STUNNING. The photos, the sprinkles, the fonts – I love it all! pinned!

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aimee @ shugarysweets March 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Thanks for pinning, you’re so sweet!!
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) March 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm

As a Pillsbury We Heart Maker, I adore all of these recipes! They are all amazing! Great round up!!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet March 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

I love easy desserts but ones that come out look and I bet tasting amazing!!
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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Hooray for focusing on the good! It’s so important that we don’t forget how many kind people there are :) ((I have a friend who cares for his aunt who has Alzheimer’s and during all the snow someone-he doesn’t know who-has shoveled his drive every time. So sweet!))

and I adore these tasty, classic choc chip cookies with that sweet minty treat between :)
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Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats March 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Wow! There is good still in this world! Well other than fabulous cookies like these!
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Julianne @ Beyond Frosting March 6, 2014 at 1:32 am

What an amazing act of kindness by the snow angles! Plus these cookies? Yum!
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Jennie @themessybakerblog March 6, 2014 at 9:14 am

Thank goodness for snow angels. These cookies look amazing. Love that filling. Pinned.
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dina March 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

they look so cute!
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Kathy March 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

How fun and festive! Mint is one of my favorite flavors !
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Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent March 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Love the idea of the good angels shoveling driveways :) These cookies look perfect for St. Pattys day :)
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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction March 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Mmm, mint buttercream frosting! I might skip the cookies and go straight for the frosting!
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aimee @ shugarysweets March 6, 2014 at 6:23 pm

I wouldn’t blame you one bit!

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Kelly - Life made Sweeter March 7, 2014 at 5:20 am

Love this story, such a wonderful and amazing surprise – it’s so nice to hear that there are still so many kind people. These cookies look amazing, I’m sure the snow angels would have loved them. Love the mint buttercream and the sprinkles make them super festive and adorable!
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