Chocolate ginger sandwiches

Chocolate ginger sandwiches

This weather is craaaayzee! Horrible and cold, snow and rain. PLEASE bring the spring soon! To comfort myself on another cold night, I decided to spice it up with an ingredient I don't normally use... Ginger. I was inspired by the Domestic Sluttery Just Desserts theme of Fred and Ginger. Of course, every Ginger needs her Fred, a delicious bite of chocolate! So here they are, my choco-ginger cookies, sandwiched together with a marscapone cream cheese stuffing!

Fred and Ginger biscuits
Fred and Ginger biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 290g plain flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 170g softened unsalted butter
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 60g dark chocolate chips
  • Granulated sugar, to roll the dough in
  • One package marscapone cheese
  • Tsp vanilla bean paste/syrup
  • More golden syrup!

Method:

  • Whist together brown sugar and softened butter in bowl and add the egg and golden syrup until all combined
  • Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, spices and bicarb
  • Mix well until all ingredients are combined
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Shape into round balls, you should make about 30
  • Roll in granulated sugar
  • Place onto baking parchment covered tray and bake in a preheated oven at 175OC for 12 mins, or until cracks form in the tops of cookies
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes then transfer onto cooling rack
  • Make the filling by whipping the marscapone and adding in vanilla and as much golden syrup as you like!
  • Spread on cooled cookies and munch... I think these are much better the next day!
Cookie balls waiting for the oven
Cookie balls waiting for the oven
Just out of the oven and ready to be sandwiched together!
Just out of the oven and ready to be sandwiched together!
Kissing cookies!
Kissing cookies!
Stacked up ready to be eaten!
Stacked up ready to be eaten!
Go on... take a bite!
Go on... take a bite!

So have you had any successful baking experiments recently?

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