This addictive biscuit (I wouldnt really call it a cookie) was something I made for an ex-colleague when she left my previous company.
Always a motherly-figure to me, I thought it would be nice to give her some sweet memories. I packed the bakes with some wrapping paper and placed into a small metal tin. (:
Biscuit Sandwich Cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cookies – The Very Best Treat to Bake and to Share
by Editors of Martha Stewart Living.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
4 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
8 ounces finely chopped milk chocolate, melted, or 3/4 cup nutella
1. Place flour, sugar and salt into the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse to form coarse crumbs. With the machine running, pour in 1/4 cup cream and vanilla and process until dough almost comes together.
2. Remove dough from processor and bring together on a work surface. Roll dough between two floured sheets of parchment paper until 1/16 inch thick. Cut the dough with desired shape of cookie cutter (in my case, I used a bigger heart and a smaller one to make an impression in the centre), rerolling scraps as necessary. Place the cut shapes on parchment-lined baking sheets and transfer to freezer to chill until firm, about 15 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine egg yolk and remaining tablespoon heavy cream in a small bowl. Lightly brush tops of cookies with yolk mixture and bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutews. Let cool on sheets on wire racks.
4. Spread 1 heaping teaspoon melted chocolate or nutella on undersides of half of cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Cookies can be stored between layers of parchment in airtight containers at a cool room temperature up to 3 days.
P/s: a little sidenote that makes me really happy. my new colleagues love this so much that they plan to do it as one of the bakes for CNY 2011! ^^