chocolate sandwich cookies

chunks of ice thrown out

on the frozen pond surface

sing in the cold air

source, 12 servings

1 1/4 c butter, room temp; 2 c powdered sugar, 1 c cocoa, 2 t salt, 1 t vanilla, 1 3/4 c flour, filling: 4 c powdered sugar, 1 stick butter melted and cooled, 1 T vanilla

cream butter and sugar, beat in rest, dough should be crumbly; freeze 15 minutes, roll out between wax paper, keeping unused dough chilled, cut circles; bake on parchment, 350 F, 10 minutes, cool completely; beat icing ingredients until a thick dough forms, adding water if necessary; form a log the diameter of cookies, chill until firm enough to slice, assemble cookies

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