Monday, November 23, 2009

chocolate-caramel sandwich cookies

the goods:

10 tablespoons (1 and 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup caramel sauce (homemade or store bought)
3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 and 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar with a wooden spoon until pale and fluffy.; stir in egg yolk.

In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until a dough forms. Drop dough by level teaspoons, 1 inch apart, onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake until cookies are puffed and cracked, about 8 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough using fresh parchment. Tap baking sheet on counter to flatten cookies.

Make frosting: In a bowl, beat together caramel and butter with a wooden spoon until smooth; gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Spread frosting on flat sides of half the cookies and top with remaining cookies.

Pop em' in your mouth and enjoy!

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