Friday, November 19, 2010

Recipe: Dream Lovers Cookies

So these are basically DYI mint Oreos...or more like a cross between a traditional Oreo and those Oreo Cakesters...

The cookies aren't think and crisp like the traditional wafers but aren't as fluffy and cake like as the cakesters either...I guess you could consider them a type of Moonpie... either way they're yummy.

I came across the recipe and being a fan of chocolate and mint I had to try them. Let me tell you I couldn't make them fast enough. They flew off the cookie tray!

Hope you enjoy them as much as my family did.

DREAM LOVERS COOKIES


Cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, blend butter, sugars, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as possible; stir in any remaining flour. Cover; chill at least 2 hours.

Form into 1-1/2 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand one minute on baking sheet; remove to wire racks to cool. 

Filling:
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons green crème de menthe (or regular peppermint extract, frosting will be white...which is what I used)
4 cups powdered sugar

Mix butter and crème de menthe in a medium bowl. With an electric mixer on low speed, gradually beat in powdered sugar, adding a little more crème de menthe if necessary until spreadable. Spread filling on flat side of half the cookies; press on remaining cookies to make sandwiches.

Glaze:
6 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup whipping cream

Cook and stir chocolate and cream in a medium saucepan over low heat until melted. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes, until thickened. Spread tops with glaze; place on a wire rack until glaze sets. Wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap. Keep chilled.

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