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Chocolate Chip Meltaway Sandwich Cookies

An easy recipe for melt-in-your-mouth homemade sandwich cookies made with a rich vanilla chocolate chip filling smeared between tender meltaway cookies.

Three vanilla sandwich cookies with chocolate chip filling
A row of chocolate chip meltaway sandwich cookies on a blue background.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to go to a gorgeous spa at a local-ish ski resort.  I went with 8 other super cool ladies who live around the corner.
I know this sounds a bit indulgent, but I will tell you that a lady of leisure, I am not.  As all moms know, there comes a point when you just NEED some “me” time.  Yesterday was that day for me.
We yoga’d, we wined, we ate (and ate), we got facials, massages and a few other ridiculously relaxing forms of pampering.
It was so great.
But here’s the thing… there’s always a “thing”, right?
The massage scenario…it’s sort of weird…
Me, essentially nekked, except for my undies, letting some random lady give me a rub-down.  Where else in the world would I let this happen?  Seriously, I am sure that “Karen” was nice enough, but she was a stranger to me.
We met, shook hands, she asked me a few random questions about stress and fragrant oils and then boom…robe off, head in hole, lying in the world’s most un-flattering position, while she secretly judges my “Hanes Her Way” Target undies and wonders how I let myself get that much cellulite on my thighs.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed every minute of it, but at times I found myself thinking about back-fat and spider veins, when I should have really just been “in the moment”.
It’s a strange thing, the massage.
Facials are bit more…clinical, if you will…and plus, you look at yourself everyday in the mirror.  You know what you have going on up there, but how often do I get a good look at me from behind?  Not only from behind, but laying down completely flat, where the only place your goodies have to go is sideways. Well, I will tell you the answer to that question…never.  I try to avoid it actually.
I mean you can’t bend your knees to give the illusion of smaller thighs when laying face-down, you can’t suck in back-fat (trust me, I have tried)…it’s all just there.
I tried to turn my brain off during the 50 minutes of peace, but I haven’t found that “zen” yet.  It’s something that I need to work on.
So, anyway, the day was ultimately a success and I would do it again next week, if I could get away with it…anybody in??
Well, while I wait for my bank account to replenish I will give you a yummy cookie recipe that is just about as indulgent as a day at the spa.
 
It’s another one from The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook.  I made the Cookie Dough Cheesecake bars from this book a few weeks ago.  It’s a winner of a book in my house and trust me, these yummy little cookies did not disappoint.  I made only a few changes to suit my tastes and also to accommodate my pantry.
A stack of chocolate chip meltaway sandwich cookies on a blue background with the words "Eat Me".
Chocolate Chip Filled “Melting Moments”
 
Cookies:
1/2 c. AP flour
1/2 c. cake flour
3/4 c. cornstarch
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter (I used salted) ~ room temp
3/4 c. powdered sugar
2 t. vanilla
 
Filling:
1 stick butter ~ room temp
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 t. vanilla
rounded 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
 
Preheat to 300
Line baking sheets with parchment
 
For cookies:
Sift both flours, cornstarch, baking powder and salt together.  Set aside.
In mixer bowl beat butter and powdered sugar on medium for about a minute, until light and fluffy, scraping down sides as necessary.  Add vanilla and mix until blended.  On low speed add the flour mixture and mix until dough forms.
Measure 1 level tablespoon of dough, now pull into 2 equal parts.  Roll each half into a smooth ball of dough, placing on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
A scoop of meltaway cookie dough.
*The original recipe called for each cookie to be 1 T. of dough, as opposed to the 1/2, but I wanted smaller cookies, so use your discretion on the size, just know that preferred the smaller (about 1 1/2″ is diameter after baked)
Meltaway cookie dough balls on a baking sheet.
Once all the cookies are on the baking sheet take a fork and press down in the dough flattening it, leaving the fork tine impression.
 
 
A fork is used to imprint the tops of meltaway cookie dough balls laid out on a baking sheet.
A fork is used to imprint the tops of meltaway cookie dough balls laid out on a baking sheet.
Bake cookies until bottom are slightly golden, but the tops do not get color, about 20 minutes.
Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to wire cooling rack.
A piping bag full of vanilla cookie filling with chocolate chips.
 
For filling:
In mixer with paddle attachment beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth on medium speed.
Add the chocolate chips and mix on low until chips are combined.
Fill ziplock with the filling and cutting off the tip of the bag squeeze about a teaspoon on one half of the cookie, pressing another cookie gently on top to make a sandwich.
Store in sealed container for up to 5 days.
 
Three vanilla sandwich cookies with chocolate chip filling
 These cookies are a perfect remedy for those days that you WISH you were at the spa, getting your shoulders worked by a random lady named Karen…but I will say, they aren’t gonna help you with the cellulite issue 😉
Enjoy none-the-less!!
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Three vanilla sandwich cookies with chocolate chip filling

Chocolate Chip Meltaway Sandwich Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Melt-in-your-mouth homemade sandwich cookies made with a rich vanilla chocolate chip filling smeared between tender meltaway cookies.


Ingredients

Scale

For the Cookies:

  • 1/2 c. AP flour
  • 1/2 c. cake flour
  • 3/4 c. cornstarch
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter (I used salted) at room temp
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla

For the Filling:

  • 1 stick butter at room temp
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla
  • rounded 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

Instructions

To Make the Cookies:

  1. Preheat to 300ºF.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Sift both flours, cornstarch, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
  4. In mixer bowl beat butter and powdered sugar on medium for about a minute, until light and fluffy, scraping down sides as necessary. Add vanilla and mix until blended. On low speed add the flour mixture and mix until dough forms.
  5. Measure 1 level tablespoon of dough, now pull into 2 equal parts. Roll each half into a smooth ball of dough, placing on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Once all the cookies are on the baking sheet take a fork and press down in the dough flattening it, leaving the fork tine impression.
  7. Bake cookies until bottom are slightly golden, but the tops do not get color, about 20 minutes.
  8. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to wire cooling rack.

To Make the Filling:

  1. In mixer with paddle attachment beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth on medium speed.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and mix on low until chips are combined.
  3. Fill ziplock with the filling and cutting off the tip of the bag squeeze about a teaspoon on one half of the cookie, pressing another cookie gently on top to make a sandwich.

Notes

Store cookies in sealed container for up to 5 days.

Recipe adapted from The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook

Keywords: meltaway cookies, easy cookies, chocolate chip sandwich cookies

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44 comments on “Chocolate Chip Meltaway Sandwich Cookies”

  1. The cookies look and sound wonderful. BUT the massage description has to be the funniest thing I’ve read since the last Stephanie Plum book from Janet Evanovich! I’ve never had a massage because that is exactly what I think about whenever I think of getting one.

  2. Sweet as Coco

    OMG! These look fabulous–I may have to try despite trying to keep with a new years resolution! Love the Spa story…as a new mom I can totally relate. Thanks for the laugh! Love your blog–will definitely come back! 😉

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