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neopolitan chocolate sandwich cookies

One of the many perks of spending way too much time on the computer is that I “meet” a ridiculous number of amazing people I’d not otherwise have ever met. Like Lorraine. Lorraine started emailing me a question here and there about cookies, and with more and more back and forth, I now feel like I know her. So when she mentioned she had chocolate extract and that she had success adding said chocolate extract to my chocolate cookie recipe, I in turn mentioned I’d like to try that. Mere days later my friendly UPS man handed me a package containing a bottle of chocolate extract. Yep. The wonderful perk of spending too much time on the computer is you get to meet amazing people who send you chocolate extract.

I know I’ve oft mentioned my fascination with foods on sticks. And mason jars. But I also adore all things Neapolitan. Not Neapolitan as in all things from Naples, Italy. Though I’m sure if I ever visit Naples, Italy, I would adore all things from Naples, Italy. I mean that perfect combination of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla layers when you open a carton of Neapolitan ice cream. So with my chocolate extract in hand, chocolate cookie dough a’mixin’, I thought of Neapolitan.

I added the chocolate extract to my chocolate cookie recipe, and Lorraine was right. Yum. The extract added just the perfect extra oomph of chocolate without overpowering the senses one bit. Thank you so much, Lorraine!!

how to make
chocolate neapolitan sandwich cookies

you will need:*
chocolate cookie dough
royal icing

1 1/2 inch square cookie or fondant cutter
food coloring (white and pink)
2 disposable decorating bags
2 couplers
2 size “5” decorating tips
rubber bands

*I added 1 1/2 teaspoons chocolate extract to the cookie recipe along with the 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, but this isn’t necessary. Find the cookie or fondant cutter, decorating bags, couplers and tips at the craft store. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor soft gel pastes (Electric Pink and Bright White). Find tips on finding supplies HERE.

step one: bake your cookies
Roll out chilled cookie dough about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out squares (3 per cookie) and bake according to the recipe. Let cool completely.

step two: prepare your icing
Prepare icing according to the recipe, a little on the thick side. Add more confectioner’s sugar as needed so the icing holds its shape. Divide and tint white and light pink. Prepare decorating bags with couplers and tips, fill with white and pink frosting and close tightly with rubber bands.

step three: assemble your cookies
On one square, pipe an outline with white, then pipe to fill the square completely. Rest another cookie on top and let the icing dry for a couple hours. Letting the icing dry helps so the weight of another cookie on top doesn’t smush the icing. Repeat with pink and top with a third cookie. Let dry.

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14 Comments

  1. Salome
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous and simple at the same time! I love it!

  2. Victoria (The District Chocoholic)
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    You always come up with the prettiest, most creative cookie concepts, and these look so simple. Love the shade of pink!

  3. sugarswings
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    love these! and i really do love neapolitan stuff too (oh and rainbows) :)

  4. Emily Malloy
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    AMAZING!

  5. Trish - Sweetology101
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    how the heck do you get those squares non-blob like? Wow..nice job.

  6. ~JenNiFer~
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    What?! No sticks in these?!

  7. Chic Cookies
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Sticks! Dang, sticks would've been perfect. How in the world did I miss that central element?? PS Trish, non-spreading cookies is a miracle I can't always recreate, sigh.

  8. Rock Kitaro
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Very nice!!! THanks for this!!!

  9. Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.
    Posted June 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Yum! Neopolitan is always a great choice and now I'm thing I need to find some chocolate extract too!

  10. mom
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    And they were so very delicious!!!!!
    Thank you
    mom

  11. Chic Cookies
    Posted June 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    That actually is my mom, everybody, she got these for her birthday!

  12. karen lawson
    Posted June 11, 2011 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    This looks so goood! and so easy to make. I can't waint to make it! http://www.virginiabeachcakes.com

  13. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted June 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    A. these are adorable!
    B. CHOCOLATE extract?!?!?

  14. Rachelle
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    These look and sound delicious! I think they would be great for a birthday party or baby shower. Thanks for sharing!

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