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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Malt Sandwich Cookies

2 c + 2 Tb flour
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 C plain malted-milk powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 3/4 C sugar
2 sticks butter, softened

1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 C creme fraiche
3 Tb hot water

Oven to 350.  Line sheets with parchment.  Sift dry ingredients together and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar.  Add in egg, vanilla, creme fraiche, and water.

Drop onto sheets in balls and bake until tops flatten, 10-12 minutes.  Cool completely.

Filling

10oz semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
 4 Tb butter, cut into pieces

1 C plain malted-milk powder
3oz cream cheese, room temperature
6 Tb half and half
1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt chocolate and butter and cool a bit.

Put malt powder and cream cheese in mixing bowl.  Mix until smooth.  Gradually mix in the rest of the ingredients.  Beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Spread a heaping Tb of filling on one cookie bottom.  Press bottom of a second cookie on top.

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