Ischlers Orange Cookies

ChristmasCookiesGifts2016-by MeetaKWolff-0050

By Meeta K. Wolff

Prep Time: 55 min

Total Time: 70 minutes + resting time

Yields: 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 220g butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 300g all-purpose flour + more for countertop
  • Pinch of fleur de sel
  • 200g dark chocolate (75% cacao, melted over a water bath
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 80g butter
  • 200g dark chocolate (75% cacao, melted over a water bath
  • 40g ground almonds
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 80g icing sugar

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Sieve flour into a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, add 220g butter in cubes, then add 120g sugar and vanilla sugar, egg and salt. Knead into a smooth dough, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for one hour.
  3. Lightly dust the counter with some flour, then roll out the dough. Using a round cookie cuter cut out circles and place on the baking tray. Bake for 12 minutes.
  4. In the meantime make the cream by whisking 80g butter and 80 g icing sugar until creamy and pale. Add the orange zest and 200g melted chocolate, mix until smooth. Finally incorporate the ground almonds.
  5. Spread the chocolate cream on half of the cookies then cover with the remaining cookie. Dip the sandwich cookies in the 200g melted chocolate and allow to drip and dry on a wire rack.

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