Tuesday, June 2, 2009

super rich chocolate sandwich cookies*


  Hi everyone,  here's just a little treat I whipped up for my neighbor for cutting our lawn the other day.  I was so great-full for the hard work and since I am a owner of a push-mower which really doesn't cut all that well... and well takes forever! I  figured these little super-good chocolate sandwich cookies would do the job! 
These little jems came from a book called entertaining simple. It has some great recipes and amazing photo's. The photo's alone would make you buy the book.

recipe

1 stick butter (cut up)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
5 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 large eggs
chocolate ganache
7 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate
1/2 heavy cream
3 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp brandy

1. Prepare the cookie dough: In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until a soft dough forms.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate  for 30min.
2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with Parchment.
3. Roll tablespoons of dough into little balls and flatten slightly.  Bake for 5-7min. Let cool.
4. Place chocolate, cream, and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted, add brandy and stir until smooth. Let cool. (I placed mine in the fridge for about 3o min)
5. Assemble cookies.  Makes about 12 filled cookies

* goes well with coffee