These chocolate grain free sandwich cookies were born because I wanted an excuse to make this marshmallow frosting again. Almond flour chocolate cookies are simple to make with just a few ingredients. To make these sandwich cookies SCD and GAPS legal, just omit the cocoa powder. Not having gluten in these cookies is very helpful, as you can roll out and re-roll the dough repeatedly without worrying that it will become tough, as you do with conventional rolled cookie dough. They’re fun to eat and they taste great, this recipe would be perfect for company for sure!
Grain Free Chocolate and Vanilla Sandwich Cookie Recipe
Makes 24 2-inch sandwiches with enough frosting left over to top hot chocolate or tea
1 recipe Simple Meringue Frosting
Directions: In the bowl of a stand mixer, food processor, or using a handheld mixer, mix all cookie ingredients until smooth. Separate dough into two equal pieces, and chill in the freezer until firm. Working quickly, place one piece of dough (keep the other in the freezer) between two sheets of parchment paper and roll to 1/8 of an inch thick. Use a circular cookie cutter or the top of a drinking glass (which is what we used) to make circles, or if you’re pressed for time use a pizza cutter to cut out squares. Place cookies 1 inch apart on parchment paper on a cookie sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Repeat with the remaining dough, and if you’re cutting circles, also re-roll out the scraps. Return dough to the freezer for a few minutes any time that it becomes too soft to work with.
At any time during this process, proceed with the instructions for the frosting. I did my frosting as the dough was chilling the first time.
To make sandwiches, use a teaspoon and scoop an approximate teaspoon of frosting onto the bottom of a cooled cookie. Top with another cookie and squish until the frosting meets the edge all the way around. Repeat with remaining cookies. Store at room temperature for 2 days, or in the fridge for longer term storage.
* Dairy Free version (GFCF): Replace butter with coconut oil or ghee.