This recipe has appeared on this blog in the past in a different form and one of the most fuss-free cookies to make, Chocolate Chip Squares ( http://rockrecipes.blogspot.com/2007/12/chocolate-chip-squares.html ). This is my Moms recipe that was undoubtedly made hundreds of times during my childhood.
All these years later, I decided to try them as drop cookies with a chocolate ganache center to sandwich them together and they turned out beautifully. I expect there will be a few of these in the freezer for the holiday season this year.
Coconut Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
Cream until light and fluffy:
½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup + 2 tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
½ cup fine unsweetened coconut (optional)
Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, folding to combine well. Fold in
1 cup chocolate chips
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for 10-15 minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Chocolate Ganache Filling
In a small saucepan, over minimum flame, heat to scalding:
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips
Stir constantly until the chocolate chips have completely melted. Set aside to cool to lukewarm before spooning the ganache onto a cookie and topping it with another.