Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

chocolate_chip_cookie_sandwiches_2

So, if anything is wrong in your world, and I mean anything, well, people, these cookie sandwiches will make it right. Serious. Put down what you are doing and get out the chocolate chips for we are about to make things right with the world again. How, you ask? Maybe because they are so unbelievable you don’t care what else is going on in your life. Or maybe you care but the rich ganache frosting trumps everything. The fact that chocolate appears twice in the recipe may have something to do with it. Or perhaps it is because you’re staring at two cookies, sandwiched together, which technically makes it only one cookie and you are so excited about the diminished guilt trip that nothing else matters. Shorter guilt trips = happy people!!

 

Cookies:

½ c shortening

½ c butter

¾ c sugar

¾ c brown sugar

2 eggs

1 t vanilla

2 ¾ – 3 c flour

1 t soda

1 t salt

1 11.5-oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Frosting:

6 1-ounce squares semi-sweet chocolate

3/4 c heavy whipping cream

1 T butter

2 c powdered sugar

 

To make cookies, cream shortening, butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients just until combined, adding just enough flour until dough is no longer sticky. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop dough onto cookie sheet forming round 1-inch balls. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until barely golden brown. Cool.

 

As cookies are baking, make frosting by combining chocolate and cream in double boiler. Stir occasionally until chocolate is melted and smooth. Add butter and stir until melted. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Frosting will be more of a glaze consistency at this point (frosting thickens as it cools). Cool about an hour (can refrigerate to thicken more quickly) or until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. Spread 2 tablespoons of frosting between two cookies.

This entry was posted in Cookies, The Good Food. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

  1. Angie says:

    Shut up! Best Idea EVER!!! You’re my hero :)

    • Carol says:

      Ang, you made me laugh out loud. You’re so cute! Um, yeah, these are amazing! It all started with your fantastic chocolate chip cookies….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Please type the following characters of this captcha image in the input box: Please type the characters of this captcha image in the input box