Salted Caramel Chocolate Sandwich Cookie

A petite sandwich cookie with salted caramel and chocolate ganache.

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 sandwich cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon Diamond Crystal® Fine Sea Salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar for rolling

Salted Caramel Filling:

  • 10 caramels (wrappers removed)

  • teaspoon Diamond Crystal® Fine Sea Salt

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Ganache:

  • cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until well blended.

  2. Whisk together flour, Diamond Crystal® Fine Sea Salt, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Form in 2 balls. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Roll out each ball to 1/4 inch thickness on a sheet of waxed paper sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. Cut out circles or little shapes using a small 1 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet. (Note: If dough becomes too soft when rolling out, place back in the refrigerator.)

  5. Bake 5 to 7 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove cookies and place on wire rack to cool.

  6. Salted Caramel Filling: Use a microwave safe glass measuring cup. Remove wrappers from caramels. Add caramels, Diamond Crystal® Fine Sea Salt, and heavy whipping cream to measuring cup. Microwave using 20-second intervals, for approximately 1 minute. Stir after each interval.

  7. Chocolate Ganache: Use a 1 cup measuring cup. Add 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Microwave until the cream starts to bubble. (Approximately 25-30 seconds.) Remove the heavy cream from the microwave. Add chocolate chips. Let the mixture rest for 2 minutes. Then stir with a spoon until smooth.

  8. To make sandwich cookies, add 1/2 teaspoon of caramel and 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate ganache to the bottom side of half the cookies. Top with another cookie to make a sandwich cookie.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
7g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 107mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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