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Festive chocolate sandwich cookies

It is the time of the year when cookies are more important than ever. When it comes to holiday get-togethers, chocolate never disappoints! 

These chocolate sandwich cookies are double the fun and delicious with a cup of tea or coffee or after a hearty meal. They will please everyone and they are easy to make! We keep them plain but you can make it a family affair with the kids and add some frosting on top.

festive chocolate cookies

Festive chocolate cookies

It's the time of the year for chocolate cookies!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Bakery, baking, Desserts, snacks
Cuisine International
Servings 8 people
Calories 395 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Kitchen aid
Decorative cutters
Piping bag

Ingredients
 
 

Chocolate sablé cookies

  • 120 gr unsalted butter
  • 90 gr icing sugar
  • 25 gr almond powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 45 gr eggs
  • 210 gr plain flour
  • 10 gr cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda (optional)

Chocolate ganache

  • 100 gr cream
  • 100 gr dark chocolate 70%
  • 10 gr unsalted butter

Garnish

  • Raspberry jam

Instructions
 

Prepare the dough:

  • Use a blender to mix the butter with the icing sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until combined.
  • Sift the flour, the cocoa and baking soda, add to the mixture and mix until combined.
  • Make a ball from the dough, wrap in a cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Prepare the ganache:

  • Chop the dark chocolate and place into a glass or stainless steel bowl.
  • Bring the cream to a simmer, pour immediately over the chocolate and leave it for a few minutes.
  • Add the butter and stir until smooth.
  • Transfer the chocolate ganache into a piping bag.

Cutting cookies:

  • On a floured working space, gently roll out the chocolate sablé dough until it is 3mm thick.
    ROLLING CHOCOLATE COOKIE DOUGH
  • Cut into shapes you like such as stars, rounds, squares. You can also make print marks in the centre of the biscuit or cut the centre out.
  • Align all cookies on parchment paper or a silicone mat.
    chocolate cookies

Baking cookies:

  • Heat up the oven to 165°C and bake for 8 -10 minutes for the smaller ones and 10 -12 minutes for the thicker ones.
  • Let the cookies cool completely and spread some chocolate ganache on them. You can close it with another cookie to make a sandwich.
    chocolate cookies with ganache
  • Any cookies that are cut in the centre can be filled with the raspberry jam or any jam of your choice.
    festive chocolate cookies

Notes

  • It is important to sift the flour and especially the cocoa powder to remove lumps.
  • Avoid over mixing the flour into the creamed butter mix as it will give stretch and elasticity to the dough. I usually mix until just combined and finish by hand.
  • The chocolate sablé dough can be made the day before.
  • You can use the ganache right away if you want to use it for dipping fresh fruits, coating a cake… but for this recipe it is recommended to wait until the ganache gets cold and firm.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 395kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 6gFat: 24gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 68mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 620IUCalcium: 65mgIron: 2mg
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