Here it is, THE cookie. Really didn't know what to call it to capture all its glory, thought about Lord of the Cookie - one cookie to rule them all! Instead for now I'll just refer to it as The Cookie. I did two batches today (because one is never enough) so I could spread the love and also make sure that the first one wasn't a fluke. It wasn't. This is just pure decadence at its best.
Although I haven't tested it yet I am sure you could use Cacoa powder and get an equally good result. Also you could easily tweak the ganache to make different variations, ie brandy, mint, coffee, orange etc. Lots of possibities. Enjoy. Eb x
- 200g butter (chopped)
- 100g caster sugar
- 50g brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 1 egg
- 50g good quality cocoa
- 200g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150g dark choc bits
- 1/3 cup caster sugar for rolling
- 100g dark chocolate
- 80g cream
Preheat oven to 150deg and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Add butter, caster sugar and brown sugar to bowl and mix on Speed 5 for 15 seconds. Scrape down sides.
Add vanilla and egg and mix on Speed 5 for 10 seconds. Scrape and mix for further 5 seconds if necessary.
Add cocoa, plain flour, baking powder and choc bits and set to Closed Lid and knead on Interval for 30 seconds or until mixed.
Roll mixture into balls, and then roll in caster sugar. Place on baking tray and flatten slightly with a fork.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
Add chocolate to a clean bowl and grate for 10 seconds on Speed 8. Add cream and cook for 2 minutes at 50deg Speed 5. Set aside and allow to cool.
Once cookies and ganache have cooled, spoon some ganache on a cookie then sandwich it with another cookie.
Makes 12 (although you could make smaller ones). In warmer weather I'd recommend keeping these in the fridge.