Recipe by Steve P.
This is a nice gourmet style cooke nice for a dinner party or holiday. it has a delicate hint of orange, but you can leave the orange out if you prefer a plain chocolate taste
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temp
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon orange extract (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup fine chopped almonds
- 1⁄4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and lightly grease baking sheets.
- Have ready pastry bag fitted with 1/2 inch tip.
- Sift flour, baking soda and cream of tarter together, set aside.
- Using mixer on medium speed, cream butter, sugar, extracts, and orange zest until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add egg whites and beat on medium high until blended, about 1 minute, scraping bowl well.
- Add flour and mix by hand until blended, then stir in almonds and oats, blending well.
- Fill pastry bag with batter and pipe 2 inch long fingers or 2 inch round circles 3 inches apart on baking sheets.
- Bake until lightly golden with darker golden edges, about 12 minutes.
- Using spatula, immediately transfer to wire racks to cool.
- When cookies are cooled, melt chocolates together.
- Turn half of cookies upside down and spread small thin layer of chocolate over each bottom half.
- Immediately place remaining cookies on top, pressing down gently.
- Refrigerate 1 hour to set.
- Store airtight for up to 2 weeks in freezer.
- Makes about 24 cookie sandwiches.