These rich, dark cookies are a double-chocolate treat.
- Portion size 42 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2009
- 3/4 cups unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cups ground almonds
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 oz 70% dark chocolate finely chopped
- 1/3 cup finely chopped milk chocolate (about 2 oz/60 g)
- 1/3 cup whipping cream
- 4 teaspoons unsalted butter softened
- 1 oz bittersweet chocolate melted
MethodIn large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, almonds, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions to make smooth dough.
Divide dough in half and flatten into discs; wrap each and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour, or for up to 24 hours.
On lightly floured surface, roll out each disc to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using floured 2-inch (5 cm) flower cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling scraps. Using 1/2-inch (1 cm) round cutter, cut circle out of centre of half of the flowers for tops.
Arrange cookie tops and bottoms, about 1-inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until slightly firm, about 12 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.
Topping: Drizzle chocolate over tops of cutout cookies; let stand until set, about 30 minutes.
Filling: Place dark and milk chocolates in heatproof bowl. In saucepan, bring cream to boil; pour over chocolate, whisking until smooth. Whisk in butter.
Spread 1 tsp (5 mL) warm filling on each cookie bottom. Place tops on filling and press gently. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes, or refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Nutritional facts Pper cookie: about
- Sodium 22 mg
- Protein 1 g
- Calories 102.0
- Total fat 7 g
- Potassium 41 mg
- Cholesterol 16 mg
- Saturated fat 4 g
- Total carbohydrate 11 g
- Iron 5.0
- Folate 5.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin A 4.0