I love Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s. I love everything about them—I have been fortunate to see so many of our friends’ kids celebrate this meaningful coming of age ceremony, as well as my own kids. What I love most is the community coming together and truly honoring the child becoming a young adult alongside their family. Every chance I get to make these treats is special. They are always made with 100% love, and are my way of giving something extra to show how thrilled I am to be a part of these amazing celebrations. Hopefully they will be a part of yours too—whether for a Bat/Bar Mitzvah, or just celebrating that it’s Tuesday.
I stamped the letter E using the Alphabet Cookie Stamp Set at Williams Sonoma.
For the Dough:
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa –Dutch Process is preferred
½ teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
15 tablespoons unsalted butter
For the Filling:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 Tsp Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Prepare the dough: Mix together the cocoa powder, baking powder, flour and salt in a bowl.
Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.
Using a 2-inch cutter, cut the dough into desired shapes. Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake the cookies until they are set and slightly darker around the edges, about 12 minutes. Cool completely.
Filling: Using a mixer, cream the butter until fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla.
Flip half of the cookies upside down and top each with 1 level tablespoon of filling. Press the remaining cookies on top to make sandwiches.