Friday, August 12, 2016

Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 黑白朱古力夾心曲奇餅:

One of our favorite summer activities is cooking and baking at home.  However, My Baby Girl is obviously way more interested in the cooking and baking, way more than my Little Handsome does.  Quite often, she got to select our baking projects.  And you probably know by now, bunny is one of her favorite animals.  Click here, here, and here for other bunny treats that we’ve made so far!  Here comes the BIG question!  How will you eat these cookies?  Will you start from the ears?  Or will you bite on the little cutie pink cheek first?  Either way, these are super fun to eat and super fun to make as well!  Not to mention, they are so adorable and almost too kawaii (cute) to eat, almost!  How about we do a little bunny cookie eating personality test?

Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 黑白朱古力夾心曲奇餅

Bunny Cookie Personality Test:  Where will you start first?

Ears First:
If you nibble on the ears first, you’re a practical, organized, and traditional person.  You value security and you’re extremely loyal.  You might be a little impatient at times but everyone loves you!

Cheek First:
If you start with the cheek first, you’re the type of person that tends to take the roads that are less traveled.   It's not necessarily means that you’re an innovator.  It’s probably due to the fact that you don’t want to be predictable.  A bit cautious, perhaps, or even a little...sneaky!?

Eating the whole cookie all in one bite:
You’re restless, independent, and always on the go.  People can count on you to get the job done.  You also have a delightful personality and make friends easily.  You're definitely a fun person to be around.

Smelling It First:
If you would smell the cookie first before taking a bite, you’re a bit cautious. Isn't that obvious?  You always think twice before you act.  You have high standards and detail oriented.  You’re polite and very well mannered.

Chin First:
If you eat the bunny’s chin first, you are a very caring and nurturing person.  You also need assurance that you are loved.   A little insecure, perhaps?  You’re afraid that people might take advantage of you or take you for granted.  But if you found that right person, you’ll love them unconditionally.  

Breaking the cookie In Half:
Breaking the cookie in half is pretty much a reflection of how you live your life. “Half full” being a bit skeptical or pessimistic about things.  You do have a great sense of humor and you are a great friend to others.

Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 黑白朱古力夾心曲奇餅

Okay, now you know what kind of a person I am!  LOL….. Anyway, this test is just for a little fun.  Please don’t take it too seriously!  However, I would appreciate that you leave a comment below and tell me your "choice of body part" to bite into, and if the test results are accurate!  

Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 黑白朱古力夾心曲奇餅

So, head to the kitchen and bake these bunny cookies!  These are very easy to make with no mixer and/or machine needed at all!  However, please use good quality Dutch-process cocoa powder for this recipe.  It’ll give you the deep, dark, and rich chocolate flavor that you can’t get from other cocoa powder.  After trying so many different brands of cocoa powder, Valrhona is my personal favorite.  I’ll list the ingredients and tools below for your reference!  Stay tuned for more fun recipe next week.  Thanks for stopping by and take care.   

Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 黑白朱古力夾心曲奇餅

Tools and Ingredients Used:
Valrhona Cocoa Powder (Clickhere for more information)
Kerrygold Butter (Clickhere for more information)
Wilton Pink Pearl Sprinkles (Clickhere for more information)
Wilton Daisy Flower Sprinkles (Clickhere for more information)
Dark Chocolate Chips (Clickhere for more information)
White Chocolate Chips (Clickhere for more information)
Organic Vanilla Extract (Click here for more information)
Large Flower Cookie Cutter (Click here for more information)
Small Bunny Cookie Cutter (Click here for more information)
Measuring Spoons Set (Click here for more information)
Cooling Racks (Click here for more information)
Baking Sheets (Click here for more information)
Rolling Pin  (Clickhere for more information)
Silpat (Clickhere for more information)

Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 黑白朱古力夾心曲奇餅:
Makes: 10 sandwiched cookies

Ingredients for the Cookies:
5 tablespoons salted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Valrhona cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk

Ingredients for the Filling:
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
1 ounce dark chocolate chips, melted
assorted sprinkles for garnish

To Prepare the cookies:

Preheat oven to 350F degree. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk butter and sugar together until creamy.

Then, whisk in vanilla extract, and cocoa powder until well incorporated. Switch to a spatula and fold in flour until just combined.

Then, add the milk and stir until dough is moistened. Form the dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour before rolling.

Place the dough in between 2 plastic wrap and roll to 1/8-inch thick. Slightly dust an 3-inch round (or flower shaped) cookie cutter with flour and stamp out the cookies.  Place stamped out dough on a Silpat lined baking sheet. Stamp half of the cookies with your desired smaller shape in the middle. I used bunny this time. Remove the middle portion.

Re-roll the scrap and stamp out more cookies. Bake each sheet pan of cookies for 10 minutes, or until bottom and edges of cookie are slightly golden brown.  Cool completely on wiring rack before assembling.

To Assemble:

Spread 1 teaspoon of melted white chocolate onto the round shaped cookie. Cover with another cut-out cookie on top. Before the white chocolate set, decorate with sprinkles on top. I used melted dark chocolate for the eyes, a small white dot on the dark chocolate for the “sparkle” cartoon eyes effect, and pink round pearls sprinkles for the bunny’s cheeks. Lastly, a flower shaped sprinkle around the ear for the adorable finish.
Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies 黑白朱古力夾心曲奇餅