Ganache-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Serving Size: 8
Total Time:

Cookies

  • 1 cup walnut
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 0.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 0.25 cup granulated sugar
  • 0.5 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 0.5 tsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.125 cup 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1. Make the Cookies: Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the nuts in a pie plate and toast for 8 minutes; let cool, then chop.

2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle (or using a handheld mixer), cream the butter with the sugars and vanilla at medium speed, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg. With the mixer at low speed, beat in the dry ingredients. Beat in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Spoon level tablespoons of the dough onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.

Ganache

  • 2.5 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 5 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 4 Ounce bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp crème fraîche

3. Make the Ganache: Put the chocolate in a bowl. In a saucepan, bring the cream and corn syrup to a boil; pour over the chocolate and let stand for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the crème fraîche. Refrigerate the ganache, stirring occasionally, until thick and spreadable, 1 hour.

4. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, until golden; let cool on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

5. Sandwich the chocolate-chip cookies with the ganache and serve.