These soft, decadent orange and chocolate cookie sandwiches are the perfect snack to make ahead of time for an afternoon bite or midnight dessert!
1/2 cup butter; softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Zest of two oranges
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 cups flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
6 oz. dark chocolate; shaved into small pieces
1 tablespoon orange liqueur
Preheat the oven to 375 F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Use a stand or hand mixer to cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar.
When the sugar is fully incorporated, whisk in the egg.
Then, add baking soda, salt, 1/2 of the orange zest, orange juice and incorporate.
Then, mix in flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Continue mixing until most of the flour is incorporated into the mixture.
Use a wooden spoon to incorporate any unmixed batter that may be stuck to the side of the bowl.
Then, use a 1 1/2-inch scoop to scoop balls of dough. Place balls on the baking sheet spaced 2 inches apart from each other. Repeat until all the batter has been used up.
Flatten the cookies slightly to look like miniature hockey pucks.
Bake cookies on the second and fourth racks of the oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the chocolate ganache. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan over medium heat and heat, but make sure it doesn’t boil.
Add chocolate to a large bowl and whisk in heavy cream. Continue to whisk until all the chocolate has melted.
Add orange zest and orange liqueur to the chocolate and whisk to combine.
When the cookies have finished cooking, let them cool completely.
Then, find pairs of cookies that are almost identical in size. Dip one of the cookies (flat side down) into the chocolate just enough to cover the entire flat side, then gently place the matching cookie to make a sandwich.
Repeat until all of the cookies have been made into sandwiches.