I usually make a double batch of these cookies to take with us when we go camping. These are the ‘Grown Ups’ cookies - rich, delicious and often only brought out after the kids have gone to bed.
Step 1: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a cake mixer, beat the butter with both sugars and the vanilla until creamy and light. Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat until incorporated. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating well. Fold in the chocolate chips. Mould into the desired shape and size and place on the prepared baking tray.
Bake for 8 -10 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. They should still be a little soft in the centre. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
Step 2: Chocolate Ganache Filling
Place the chocolate buttons or pieces in a bowl with the cream. Place the bowl on a saucepan of simmering water, without it touching the water, and melt together until fully incorporated. Pour into a suitable container and let it cool at room temperature. Put in the fridge to set.
Once firm enough to pipe, place chocolate in a piping bag, or use a spoon, and add the desired amount of ganache onto the base of a cookie. Top with another cookie and press lightly to secure. Store in a cake tin. I love ‘em with a cold glass of full cream milk!
Photography by Kieran Scott