Sunday, December 13, 2009

Choc-hazelnut cookie sandwiches

Makes 30 individual biscuits or 15 sanwiched
Butter- 80 gm softened
Caster Sugar- 55 gm
Plain Flour-110 gm
Ground Hazelnut or almonds- 50 gm
Cocoa powder-25 gm, plus 1 tbsp extra to dust
Egg- 1
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Choc-Hazelnut cream:
Plain chocolate-100 gm melted
Butter- 50 gm softened
Choc-Hazelnut spread-110 gm
Preheat oven to 160 degree celsius, Lightly grease two oven trays.Beat butter,sugar,essence and eggs until light and fluffy, stir in ground hazelnut, sifted flour and cocoa, make it into a dough. Wrap it in a clingfilm and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
Roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper until 3 mm thick , cut with 4cm flutted cutter.
Place the cookies onto the prepared tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stand cookie for 5 minutes , turn it to a wire rack and cool.
For the cream beat the cooled melted chocolate,butter and choc-hazelnut spread until thick and glossy.
Spoon the cream into the piping bag with large flutted tube. Pipe the cream onto one biscuit ,sandwich with another biscuit on top. Dust the cookies with cocoa powder on top.

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