Saturday, November 6, 2010
Cookie Recipe #308 - Chocolate Caramel Sandwiches
The chocolate cookie part of this sandwich is soft and airy, almost like a ladyfinger. Fairly easy to make; even easier to eat.
Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, softened, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons orange juice, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup cocoa powder. Filling: 3 1/2 ounces caramels (about 13), 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl cream butter and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Blend in eggs and orange juice. Sift together flour and cocoa; gradually blend into creamed mixture.
Spoon mixture into pastry bag fitted with a fluted tip. Pipe 1x3 inch strips, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake 8-10 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven until just beginning to shrink at the edges. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Make filling: Combine caramels, butter and condensed milk in small saucepan. Place over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth. Spread filling on bottom side of half the cookies. Place another cookie on top, bottom side to filling, pressing slightly to make sandwiches. (If filling begins to harden, set container over a bowl of hot water).
Chill for a few minutes in refrigerator until filling hardens.
Makes 3 dozen sandwiches.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.