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.

6 comments:

Vegetation said...

Mmmm these sound and look like cookie heaven!

allularpunk said...

yum! you have the best recipes ever, woman!

Becca 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!