Sunday, July 10, 2011

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

At 9.30pm I had the sudden urge to make chocolate cookies, so I dived into the Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook and decided the Chocolate Sandwich Cookies were just the thing! A lot of the other books use dairy-free chocolate in their chocolate cookies, but unfortunately getting it soy free is difficult, and the kids aren't so keen on the Lindt as it is quite strong flavoured, but this recipe uses cocoa. Of course, deciding on the spur of the moment, I didn't read in advance and then got to the part where the dough has to be refrigerated for 2 hrs prior to cutting and cooking; d'oh! Cookie doughs usually need refrigerating to help the gluten relax, so knowing there was no gluten I figured I could do without the refrigeration and the only downside would be that I wouldn't be able to roll it into a log and cut it, it'd have to be rolled into individual balls and flattened.

I didn't end up with as  many (and they were probably huge in comparison!) but oh my they were good! I imagine they're much like Whoopie Pies would be. Once sandwiched they were absolutely massive, but just awesomely good! The boys found them a bit too sweet because I piled the icing in between them but I have a major sweet tooth and thought they were absolutely perfect! (just for size comparison, the plate they're on in the photo is a dinner plate lol!)

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