We decided to give Mrs. Fields' "Best Cookie Book Ever!" another try... and if it was going to take divine intervention to translate yummy-looking-cookbook-picture to yummy-tasting-cookie, Lisa decided "Chocolate Dreams" was our most heavenly-sounding option.
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks (we have such a weird looking egg separator!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- Cream butter with mixer. Add sugars and mix until smooth. Add egg yolks and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy. Add flour and mix at low speed.
- Shape dough into a giant ball, flattening a little. Wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Just before the hour is up, set the oven to 325 F and move on to the chocolate!
Filling and Assembly
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
- Scald the cream (heat to just before boiling point, until tiny bubbles are forming at the edges and a bit of skin forms on the surface) in a small pot over medium heat.
- Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness using a floured rolling pin.
- Cut circles with a cookie-cutter (or a cup from the kitchen cupboard) and place on cookie sheets. Drop 1 tsp of chocolate filling in center of each circle and top with another circle. Seal the edges using a fork.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.
- Sprinkle with icing sugar.
The finished Dreams reminded us a little of mini Pop Tarts - or maybe Oreos. You can even split apart the top and bottom and eat the middle first!