Cocoa Crinkle Sandwich Cookies

1 3/4 c flour

1/2 c unsweetened cocoa

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 c butter

1 3/4 c sugar, divided

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 can frosting

1/2 c crushed candy cane

1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat and slightly cool. Add 1 1/4 c sugar, whisk until smooth. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time. Stir in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 350. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place remaining 1/2 c of sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll balls in sugar and place on baking sheet.

4. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheet immediately. They get crispy as they cool and are harder to remove. Cool cookies completely.

5. Stir frosting. Place about 2 tsp of frosting on the flat side of a cookie. Press another cookie (flat side) into the frosting to make a sandwich. Press together so the frosting slightly squeezes out on the edge of the cookies. Roll the exposed frosting into the crushed candy cane.