Monday, November 17, 2008

Double Chocolate Ganache Cookies (GF)

Leftover ganache.  What a horrible thing to have to deal with...
Just kidding.  But sometimes it gets put in a container in the fridge and I forget about this awesome chocolatey goodness so it doesn't realize its full potential.  Like cupcake frosting, chocolate covered pretzels, little truffles, or sandwich cookie filling.  

So tonight I decided to start using up this leftover ganache in the spirit of my pantry challenge and not wasting anything.  I used Dreena Burton's "Gluten be Gone" Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe as my base.

Double Chocolate Ganache Cookies
makes 11-12 cookies

1 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp. tapioca starch flour
1/4 cup evaporated cane juice
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. coffee extract (or more vanilla)
2 Tbsp. canola oil
10 Tbsp. leftover ganache- room temperature

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a bowl whisk together flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, starch, sugar and salt.  In a little jar whisk together the syrup, extracts, oil, and 3 Tbsp. ganache until smooth.  If you need to warm the ganache slightly, just put the (glass, oven safe) jar in the preheating oven for a minute.  Stir the chocolate mixture into the flour and mix until combined and a thick dough forms.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.  Drop cookie dough on the baking sheet by the spoonful.  You should get about a dozen.  Then lightly press your thumb in the center of each cookie to form a slight depression.  In each hollow place a little less than a teaspoon of ganache.  Bake for 10 minutes and cool completely before eating to allow the gluten-free flour to fully absorb the cookie's moisture and improve in texture.  
And yes, biting into that soft center of ganache is pretty darn amazing.


Vegetation said...

Mmmm these sound and look like cookie heaven!

allularpunk said...

yum! you have the best recipes ever, woman!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! They look very tasty:D

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

Just made your Birthday Cheesecake to WOWED crowds! What an amazing dessert!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And, I know what you mean about disordered eating....thanks for keeping an eye out...

Joanna said...

these cookies look amazing. i love dreena's choc chip recipe. i make ice cream sandwiches with it. the ganach is a really nice, rich touch. i would gobble up half the batter while making these i'm sure haha

beauty and bread said...

Those look so lovely! Thanks for sharing!