Friday, July 16, 2010
Chocolate Ganache-Stuffed Cookies
On the weeks when I am organized, I usually try to pick out the recipes I will make well in advance. It seems like when it is time to actually make the recipe, I want to make something else. This week I had planned to make some coconut sandwich cookies, but by the time I got home and was getting ready to make them I just wasn’t into it. So instead of just making them, I decided to waste some time and check out all of the food blogs that I follow.
My husband is always asking me to make chocolate chip cookies. I know he loves them but I want to have more exciting things to post to my blog. In my blog listing I came across these cookies on Sing for Your Supper. They’re very much like a chocolate chip cookie except all of the chocolate is stuffed inside the cookie. Wow, what a great idea I decided to make these instead. I’m really glad that I did.
To make these, just make a batch of chocolate chip cookies and omit the chocolate chips. I’ve had different luck with different recipes and I ended up pulling the recipe for Big Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies off of All Recipes. I knew that this probably wouldn’t make that many cookies, but that was ok. Make sure that the dough and the ganache has plenty of time to chill or these will be really difficult to put together. It was pretty warm in the house when I made these and that made it a bit challenging. It’s kind of tricky to get these sealed and some of mine leaked while baking, but they taste really good. They spread a little so don’t put too many cookies on the sheet while baking. My husband was really happy that I made these since they are pretty close to his beloved chocolate chip cookies.
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup chocolate chips
Salt for sprinkling
Prepare the dough: in a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large mixer bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Mix until combined. Stir in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk. Add the flour mixture and stir until combined. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours.
Prepare the ganache: place the chocolate chips in a medium heat-proof bowl. Bring the cream to a boil and then pour over the chocolate chips. Allow to stand for 3 minutes and then whisk until smooth. Refrigerate ganache for several hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
Scoop out small amounts of dough with a cookie scoop. Flatten the dough with your hand and spoon about ½ teaspoon of ganache on the flattened dough. Cover with another flattened disk of dough and seal the edges. Gently roll into a ball and place on prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned.
Recipe from Sing for Your Supper. Cookie dough recipe from All Recipes