Chocolate and Vanilla Melting Moments with Chocolate Truffle



Anushka's school closed for holidays last week and as always we had potlucks on the last days of school.  I made these cookies for one of them. They were so buttery and delicious and they literally melt in your mouth.


These snowy pillowy cookies are so apt for this season too.I can't believe that another year is coming to an end so soon, but I do love this time of the year. Love the reds and greens everywhere and the brightly lit trees. Carols playing everywhere and all the yummy treats!


I sandwiched the cookies with some chocolate truffle, but that is just optional. Adding the truffle makes them more of a dessert cookie but I loved them plain too. Recipe is adapted from the Australian Women's Weekly.

Melting Moments


Ingredients:
Vanilla Cookies:
125g  butter, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup vanilla custard powder or cornflour
icing sugar for sprinkling on the cookies

Chocolate Cookies:
125g butter, at room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup scant icing sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup cornflour
icing sugar for sprinkling on the cookies


Method:
Sift the flours together and the cocoa for the chocolate cookies.
Cream the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
Stir in the sifted flour/ flour cocoa mixture in two batches.
Take small portions of dough (I measured 10g of dough for each cookie) and roll into balls using slightly floured hands. Place about 2 inches aparton a cookies sheet lined with parchment paper.
Flatten slightly with a floured fork. Bake at 350F for about 15 mins. Let stand for 5 minutes and then lift onto wire racks to cool completely.
Sandwich the cookies with chocolate truffle, preserves or buttercream.
Makes about 25 sandwich cookies.

Chocolate Truffle


Ingredients:
100g semi-sweet chocolate
75ml heavy cream
1 tbs butter, softened

Method:
Take the chocolate into a bowl. Heat the cream until you see bubbles at the edges of the pan. Pour the cream on the chocolate and add the butter. Let stand for a couple of minutes, then mix and stir well until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Sending this to Christmas Food Fair

21 comments:

  1. Cookies look so pretty and what lovely clicks Poornima :) love each one of them

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  2. Wow! such an beautiful click, I can't take my eyes off it, lovely presentation :)

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  3. Awesome clicks and love to have few of melting moments...They look super...

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  4. Adorable cookies, simply irresistible and damn attractive.

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  5. love love the clicks...bookmarked!!

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  6. Lovely clicks dear...cookies look so scrumptious.
    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  7. superb!!! i just love looking at them... just think about eating them!! yuuummmmm...

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  8. Looks so nice and very yummy. superb.

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  9. Those are perfectly done beauties and awesome clicks.

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  10. did u get my comment, poornima? jus getting confused ;)

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  11. lovely clicks. they are looking so good.

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  12. Love the pics! It's my first time here, and am glad i hopped over! have tried the Masterchef melting moments, but that was alright. This has been bookmarked for my Christmas baking repertoire! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. Lovely cookies... like the idea of adding custard powder to the cookies.

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  14. this looks so amazing ....superb dear

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  15. I can eat only truffle, but cookies are divine.

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  16. These look super yum, custard powder always makes cookies softer.

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  17. Love the cookies and the pictures, Poornima. Your guests at the potluck must have enjoyed the treat so much

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  18. love the pictures, perfect with my cup of coffe right now

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  19. Hi, the cookies look amazing.... Just one question ... The temp is 350 C or 350 F?

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out, just made the change, Its 350F.

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