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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chocolate Cookies with Cream filling - vegan recipe



Make cream filling:
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
2 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup powdered sugar

To a mixing bowl with vegetable shortening add vanilla extract mix, add the powdered sugar gradually, mix each time until the sugar is fully absorbed in the shortening.  When all of the powdered sugar is added add oil in the end mix and keep it aside until ready for use.  Do not keep the cream filling in the refrigerator.

Melt chocolate:
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
3/4 cup sugar

To a pan on medium heat add almond milk, chocolate chips and sugar.  Heat until all is melted.  Keep it aside and let it come to room temperature.

Prepare Cookie dough:
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Whisk the all purpose flour in a bowl.  

Add the unsweetened cocoa powder to the all purpose flour and continue whisking, add baking soda, baking powder, salt.  Switch to a spatula, add vegetable shortening, sugar and vanilla extract and mix.  

Slowly add the melted chocolate to the flour mixture a little at a time and make a dough.  

After the dough is ready divide it into four parts and shape each part into a log.

Wrap each log in parchment paper and freeze it for 15 minutes.  

After it has been frozen remove the wrap and cut each log into 1/8" inch thickness discs.

Place the disc on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 330 degrees in the middle rack.  

Watch it while baking it can easily get overdone.  After baking remove it from the baking sheet and place it on a wire rack for further cooling.  

After the cookie is completely cooled, to the side that was facing down while baking apply some cream filling and cover it with another cookie. 

These cookies are easy to make and a special treat.  Box them up and give it as a gift, these are so delicious any time.  Kids and adults alike will love to dunk these cookies in milk.

Makes 45 to 50 cookies.


Note:  Baking is tricky.  Use this recipe as a reference only and adjust it to the area you are living.  The ingredients will be different in your area.





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