Butterscotch Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Filling

Butterscotch Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Filling

Yield – about 3 dozen mouthwatering sandwich cookies

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 250g Butter, salted
  • 250g Brown Sugar (dark, if possible)
  • 4g Salt
  • 75g eggs (roughly 1.5 eggs)
  • 4g Vanilla Extract
  • 375g Pastry Flour (All-purpose works too, just reduce by ~15g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda

Filling Ingredients:

  • 85g Dark Chocolate
  • 85g Butter, softened
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar (may need a little more or less)
  • Pinch of salt (to taste)
  • A few drops of balsamic vinegar.

Cookie Instructions:

  1. Beat butter, brown sugar and salt until fluffy.
  2. Fold in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Sift the flour and baking soda together, and then fold them in.
  4. Lay out a long sheet of plastic wrap. Scoop dough onto the plastic — encase it, shape and roll it into a tube that is about 2 inches wide. Chill it in the freezer or fridge overnight.
  5. Let the dough warm up on the counter for about 15 minutes. Before unwrapping it, roll it on the counter to smooth the edges.
  6. Unwrap and cut off 1/4-inch thick disks. Lay on an unlined baking sheet.If needed, flatten with a sugar-coated base of a glass.
  7. Sprinkle the cookies lightly with sugar and a touch of salt.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Frosting Instructions:

While the cookies are baking and cooling…

  1. Melt the butter until it just starts to boil.
  2. Cut the chocolate into little chunks and put it in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Pour the hot butter over the chocolate and let it stand for about 5 minutes to melt it.
  4. Stir until smooth and let it stand for another ~30 minutes, until it is “spreadable”,
  5. Whip in the balsamic vinegar and powdered sugar.
  6. Adjust to taste with salt — it should not be salty, but it should have a teeny bit of edge to it.
  7. Adjust the texture — it should be about the same consistency as whipped potatoes. If it’s soft or soupy, whip in more powdered sugar. If it’s crumbly and dry, whip in a few drops of water.

Assembly Instructions:

  1. Put about a tablespoon of frosting between two cookies.
  2. Devour immediately or, potentially at the cost of your relationship, hide them and devour them slowly. Your choice.

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