These may be the most elegant cookies I've ever made! Even though I struggle with cutouts I decided to make snowflakes. The dough was a little difficult to work with for me but I managed okay without to many temper tantrums. :) The ganache absolutely puts these over the top. I put the ganache in a storage bag and just snipped the tiniest tip of the corner to make a beautiful and thin striped ganache over each and every corner of my snowflakes. They turned out beautifully. Thank you!
Fabulous Cookies! Here's what I learned: If you bake by weight Dutch Cocoa powder does not weigh the same as regula; Cookies took 12 minutes in my oven; Ganache took about 30 minutes in the fridge to reach the consistency I wanted to fill sandwich cookies; Dough was easy to work with, I rolled it between two sheets of wax paper to avoid using flour; These were very time consuming to make. Next time I will roll the dough into logs and slice them after refrigeration; The egg white wash started dissolving my sugar garnish and made it look messy, they looked much nicer when I sprinkled the sugar directly on the cookie; A double recipe of the Ganache was not quite enough to fill 35 cookies (2 3/4" round).
Delicious cookies. The dough isn't as elastic as regular sugar cookie dough but it is easier to work with after a short time in the refrigerator.
I made these over the weekend w/o the ganache. OMG....delicious! Didn't find the dough to be difficult to work with at all. Will definitely use this again. Even added a little red pepper in the last batch. Again...will make again.
These were really good and have a nice dark-chocolate flavor. I will probably be making these again in the future. However, the dough was a little hard to work with and so they did start to try my patience at a certain point.
These are very tasty cookies. They do take some work. I was trying to make something special for my family for Valentine's day. I copied the look of another cookie by adding the white chocolate. Cutout cookies are not something I'm that great at. Breezytoo's look much better than mine. The recipe instructions were great though. Everything worked the way it was supposed to. I've never made ganache before. It worked well. I used 1/2 tsp. rum extract instead of rum. These are worth a try for a special occasion.
Oh my, 10 stars if I could! These are wonderful and so worth the extra effort indeed! When rolling out I found it easier to leave the dough on the plastic because it didn't stick and I didn't have to use any additonal flour. These are an incredible tasting cookie on their own, but adding the ganache just puts them over the top and would be any chocolate lovers dream! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe that I will be saving to use for those special occasions! :)