Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies - Home Sweet Home Bake Along (23/100)

These are cute, crumbly, cookies, with a little pools of ganache in their centres. A nice simple bake, that can be thrown together quickly and easily.

To make them even easier, the thumbprint and ganache could be omitted - one of my cookies disintigrated in transfer from baking sheet to wire rack, so I consumed the evidence, and can confirm the plain cookie was rather pleasant.

The ganache would be my only criticism of these cookies - it involves 1.5 tablespoons of cream being heated to boiling. This is an annoying quantity of cream. (A peek ahead to next week involves 2 tablespoons of cream being heated. Humph)

The application of the ganache is fiddly, but satisfying.

For the cookies
60g dark chocolate
110g unsalted butter, softened
40g caster sugar
1 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1tsp peppermint essence
125g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
40g demerara sugar (recipe says 75g, I weighed out 50g, and there was at least 10g leftover)

For the filling
40g white chocolate, roughly chopped
1+1/2 tbsp double cream
1 tsp peppermint essence


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Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

yum! love anything mint and chocolate combined so can imagine that these would be relish!

Unknown said...

Very cute – don't love the flavour combo but my husband would! #CookBlogShare

Beckie said...

I think it's quite a divisive one, but I am firmly on the *love* side!