Friday, July 1, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Cream Filling


First of all, thank you all so much for the kind words on my last post! You all made me feel really good and next time I don't have anything to write about, I won't feel so bad. You're awesome. :)

To repay you, I've made you something.

How many of you like Oreo's?

Most of you? Okay, good!

How many of you like chocolate chip cookies?

All of you?  Perfect!

How about a chocolate chip cookie sandwich with cream filling?

Not sure? Check it out! :)

Do you guys ever sit around and dream of new recipes?  Or am I alone on this one? ;)






 Yes, that's Harry Potter in the background.  Are you guys excited!?



Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Cream Filling
Makes 24 sandwiches


Cookie:
1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 3/4 cups (11 5/8 ounces) All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) chocolate chips



Cream Filling (From Smitten Kitchen)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Place the very soft butter in a medium-large mixing bowl. Add the sugars, salt, vanilla, and stir well. Add the egg and stir until well blended. Add the baking soda and flour, mixing until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Scoop rounded teaspoons of dough onto light-colored baking sheets. Flatten into disks, using gentle pressure from your fingers.  You can also flatten with the bottom of a cup or something.

Bake the cookies in a preheated 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned; the tops shouldn't brown, they should still be slightly gooey. Remove the cookies from the oven, let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes, then slide them onto a rack to cool completely. 



To make the cream, place butter and shortening in a mixing bowl, and at low speed, gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until filling is light and fluffy.


Place half of the cookies bottoms up and place a little less than tablespoon of filling on each one.  Top with another cookie.




26 comments:

  1. I love cookie sandwiches, and while I normally am an ice cream in the middle kind of gal; that cream filling looks amazing.

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  2. These looks really super delicious but I'm biased, I think I like any kind of sandwich!

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  3. I love them already!!!
    http://ohyummy.canalblog.com/

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  4. theprocrastobakerJuly 3, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Katie this is a GORGEOUS recipe! I wish i could come up with simple yet ingenious ideas like this but unfortunately i have the imagination of a cloud. Im sure these are absolutely delicious and I hope to try them out some time :)

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  5. ohmygosh, these look and sound amazing!!! RIGHT up my alley! Thanks for the awesome post :D

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  6. These are wonderful! I love the cream filling, yummy :) 

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  7. OMG I AM TOTALLY EXCITED FOR HARRY POTTER! And I think I'm the only person that doesn't like her Sil-Pat :( I feel like I can never get it clean! It always feels slimy and sticky (I prefer parchment). But those cookies look AWESOME.

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  8. oh my goodness. I should have came and kidnapped some of these while I was home:)

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  9. Chocolate chip cookies with ice cream...not to love this would be absolutely un-American! Thank you, Katie, and a happy Independence Day to you!

    Ben
    http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oooh, these look amazing. I'll have to give them a try. Hope you had a great Fourth!

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  11. I would definitely go nuts over these! Chocolate chip cookies with cream is fantabulous!!! :) Yours look so good, and I'm imagining myself dunking several in some icy cold milk. Mmmmmmm!!! :)

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  12. thank you! i usually like ice cream, too! :)

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  13. haha! thanks so much, nicole!

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  14. haha! i know you can come up with something like this! :)
    thank you!!! 

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  15. thanks jenny! i love the cream filling, too.. mmm! 

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  16. AHH me too!!!! i can't wait!
    i can't either! i put it in the dishwasher after i use it.  most of the time i use parchment, too, because it's so easy and you can just throw it away!
    thank you! :)

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  17. haha! you should have molly!!

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  18. thank you ben! 
    happy fourth to you, too! :)

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  19. thanks nicole! :)
    i hope your fourth was wonderful, too!

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  20. ahhhh dunking them in milk sounds like SUCH a good idea, sheila!
    hope you had a good fourth :)

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  21. Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

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  22. Great recipe -- me and my sister-in-law tried it out - slightly addicting. However, I want to bring it to your attention that your actual directions have some interesting ingredients ;) 

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  23. thanks so much for telling me about that! :)
    i love the picture!! thanks grace!

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  24. thanks so much servicii!
    please try it! :)

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