cocoa sandwich cookies

November 19, 2006 at 12:03 pm | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies | 17 Comments

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i made these for the boy in view of our 70th month. i don’t usually do “monthly” things, but i thought it was timely to make something just for him. šŸ™‚ these were adapted from a vanilla cookie recipe and i sandwiched them with chocolate ganache.

recipe is as follows:

225g flour (i substituted 2 tbsps of flour with 2 tbsps of cocoa)
150g butter, diced
125g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

1. lightly grease a baking tray.

2. put the flour and cocoa in a large bowl and rub in butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

3. stir in caster sugar and vanilla extract and bring the mixture with your hands to form a firm dough. (refrigerate for 1-2 hours if your dough is soft)

4. on a lightly floured surface or between sheets of parchment paper, roll out dough to a thickness of around 2 cm. stamp out shapes with cookie cutter. (or you could just roll it into balls and flatten with a fork)

5. arrange the dough shapes onto the baking tray and bake in preheated 160 degrees celsius oven for 15-20 minutes.

6. transfer cookies to a wire rack and leave to cool.

spread chocolate ganache on one cookie and sandwich it with another.

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  1. that looks so sweet. =)

  2. hey so sweet and so pretty!!! and 70th month! congrats! šŸ™‚

  3. thank you girls. šŸ˜€

  4. Maya
    Congrats on the 70th monthiverssary
    It has been a long time really
    Emak and ayah wish that both of you are happy
    Frolicking in love, games, baking and study

    Hope the past you have used to the most
    With all the loveliest trimmings and trappings
    To another 70 months, let’s us toast
    More memorable moments you would be unwrapping

    Next year a new chapter will start
    I know baking is close to your heart
    But you have to juggle a career and your hobby
    Knowing you it will be relatively easy

    All the best for your exam this december
    Wish you pass with flying colours
    These are wishes from an anxiously loving father
    To his lovely and sometimes overly protected daughter

  5. thank you for the warm wishes my dearest father. one day of hitting the notes has rendered my brain functionless so i can’t reply in a poem. i learnt everything about love from you and mak. šŸ™‚

  6. Ooo tt’s so sweet of u! they look really nice btw. Is the heart sugarpaste?
    Btw maya, your cupcakes are getting nicer and nicer. good job!

    ps: u have a really cool dad.

  7. yd: i bought the hearts, which were ready-made. it’s sugar and it’s hard. haha. :p and yeah, my dad IS cool. hahaha. šŸ™‚

  8. what a sweet poem! congrats on the 70th, me and din still have a long way to go hehe

  9. This blog is uber yummy! I’m like drooling just looking at the photos! Hehe. I so need to order from you after exams, but more of that later, yah?

    Oh where’d you buy the hearts? And for the fondant/marzipan letters, you make yourself, isit? Can post the recipe, pretty please?

  10. thank you cupcake-lover. šŸ™‚ i bought the heart shapes at a store at tanjong katong complex. and the marzipan, i buy ready-made too.

  11. this cookie recipe, is it the one cheryl the baker used?

  12. evan: no it isn’t. i tried that recipe (fortunately i halved it) and it didn’t turn out too good for me. the cookies were rather cakey. i didn’t know what went wrong.

  13. really? sometimes the cookies i do taste cakey too. maybe didnt bake it long enough? i will then bake it a 2nd time and they turn out ok, crispy n everything. funny huh. anyway your cookies look very nice, esp with the heart. u got the sprinkles from tanjong katong? i tot u bought from BIY. what kind of shop is the katong one?

  14. evan: haha… oops… maybe i should have just popped it back into the oven. the hearts i bought at the tanjong katong shop… it’s a baking supplies shop too. of course much much smaller than phoon huat, but it has some pretty interesting stuff.

  15. OMG SO PRETTY!!!!! 70th month!!! getting married soon?? oh btw, do u know how to bake gingerbreadmen?

  16. sammi: MARRIED? not till 5-6 years! haha. we’re still struggling students who don’t know what to do with our lives. haha. i’ve never made gingerbread men before.

  17. hello mariya!
    congrats on the 70 month! respect!!! and your dad is wayy cool and sweeet:):)
    look forward to seeing you, with my goodies tmr!


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