Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chocolate Ganache Cookie Sandwiches

Somehow I wound up with a tub of chocolate chip cookie dough. I was invited to a party and wanted to bring a few things. After making a few savory dips, I decided to make ganache filled chocolate chip cookie sandwiches. Boy was I happy I did! I made them again in the same week to give to the neighbors.

The type of chocolate chips can be changed according to how sweet you like your ganache. I liked mine as follows.

Had I known how easy chocolate ganache was to make, I would have probably broke the scale years ago. I find myself eating it by the spoonful if I am not careful.

This is a thicker ganache. Perfect for filling cookie sandwiches. If you are looking to glaze a cake, I would use a 1:1 ratio of chocolate to cream.

Chocolate Ganache Cookie Sandwiches

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup bitter sweet or dark chocolate chips
1 cup heavy whipping cream
chocolate chip cookie dough

-Bake chocolate chip cookies as you usually would. (I like mine a little chewy)
-In a large bowl pour the chocolate chips. Set aside.
-In a small sauce pan, stirring occasionally, over med/med-high heat, heat the heavy whipping cream to a simmer/low boil.
-JUST as it hits a hard simmer or low boil, pour cream over the chocolate chips.
-Cover the bowl and walk away for 5 minutes
-After 5 minutes, uncover bowl and stir vigorously with wire whisk until everything is smooth and melted together. It will thicken a bit.
-Let sit until it reaches room temp. (It will harden more as it cools)
-Spoon room temperature ganache into a gallon Ziploc bag.
-Cut off bottom corner of bag (1/4 inch) and use it like a frosting bag to pipe ganache out onto the bottom of a cookie.
-Use a second cookie to top the ganache making a little sandwich.
-Allow cookies to set up a couple hours or a day before serving. (If you can resist)

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