Chocolate n Malt sandwich cookies

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Ingredients:-

For the cookies:-

  1. Plain flour – 13/4 cup
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/4 cup
  3. Baking powder – 1.5 tsp.
  4. Horlicks powder – 1 cup
  5. Salt – 1/4 tsp.
  6. Butter – 100 grams, softened
  7. Caster sugar – 2/3 cup, tightly packed
  8. Egg – 1 large or 2 small, at room temperature
  9. Vanilla essence – 3/4 tsp.
  10. Malteser – 1 cup, coarsely chopped

For the filling:-

  1. Semi-sweet chocolate – 1 cup (melted)
  2. Salted butter- 80 grams
  3. Horlicks – 3/4 cup
  4. Vanilla essnce – 1 tsp
  5. Cream – 2 tbsps

Method:-

  1. Sift together the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, Horlicks powder & the salt. Keep aside.
  2. Beat together the butter & caster sugar till creamy & fluffy. Beat in the eggs & the vanilla essence.
  3. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients & the chopped maltesers.
  4. Refrigerate this dough, preferably overnight.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  6. Make 24 equal sized balls from the cookie dough & flatten them slightly.
  7. Place the unbaked cookies on a tray lined with foil.
  8. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes. Do not overbake. These cookies won’t be crunchy but would be like mini cakes.
  9. Let the cookies cool completely before sandwitching them.
  10. For the filling, melt together all the ingredients written under “for the filling” section, except the essence. Let this mixture cool down to room temperature. Add the essence & mix. Refrigerate till firm & beat with a  hand mixer till creamy & light.
  11. Sandwich the cookies with this filling mixture. Use 1 heaping tbsp. of filling mixture per sandwich.

Source:-Masala mornings, Shireen Anwar

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