Made with chocolate, coffee, and a hazelnut-mascarpone filling, these mocha crinkle cookie sandwiches are the ultimate Christmas treat. They have been deemed a “more dank Oreo”, if that’s your thing.
When I first made these mocha crinkle cookie sandwiches, I had visions of them being an elegant version of the cookie I see relentlessly filling up my Insta feed. They’re layered with a mix of hazelnut butter, mascarpone, and brandy. There’s rich dark chocolate and third wave coffee in the batter. These crinkle cookie sandwiches are decedent and fancy. And then Marc tried one, and I quote, called them “more dank Oreos”.
He’s not wrong though, these cookies are totally like more dank Oreos. But also, a million times better. Imagine tiramisu and crinkle cookies having a cookie-baby. Then imagine putting that cookie-baby in your mouth, and it’s absolute perfection. I regularly think about the box of crinkle cookie sandwiches living in my freezer. I s2g I won’t even share these with Santa, unless he brings me like, a ten-piece Staub set.
The only downside to crinkle cookie sandwiches is that you will have to pull a Monica Geller and force people to eat them over the sink lest you want powdered sugar literally everywhere. Or, you can just be like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and not care, because that is way more in the spirit of Christmas. (Says the girl who just said she won’t share her cookies with Santa, but I digress).
In other news, I am struuuuuggling through this work week. I am having those pre-Christmas jitters that kids get before winter break. Not that I get winter break anymore, but I do get a five day weekend for Christmas-y activities. All I’m going to do is make lefse and mocha crinkle cookie sandwiches, but also, that kind of sounds amazing? I guess I might also wrap some presents so I don’t end up doing it last-minute like every other year. I even got some cat wrapping paper for Marc as motivation to not procrastinate! (This is the first cat-related item I think I’ve ever bought. I am trying to become more of a cat-person, but since I’m v allergic to them, let’s just say it’s not going *well*).
Mostly though, I think I’ll probably just watch all the Christmas movies on my break. The Grinch (OG), Eloise at Christmas, Elf, and A Charlie Brown Christmas are my priorities, but if there’s time, I will try to get in a couple classics and maybe some Hallmark-esque Netflix movies. Last year, when I told everyone it was my first time seeing It’s a Wonderful Life, people acted like I told them that I hate puppies. It kind of scarred me from the whole “trying new Christmas movies” thing. Honestly, people were borderline aggressive. I had to make excuses faster than your old friend from high school when you call their new “fitness-tea-multilevel-marketing-venture” a pyramid scheme.
Whatever, if you need me, I’ll be watching The Grinch on repeat and eating a whole box of crinkle cookie sandwiches 🤷
Crinkle Cookie Sandwiches with Hazelnut-Mascarpone Filling
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xo Sara Lynn
*Song of the day: I Wish It Was Christmas Today by Julian Casablancas