TWD: Chocolate Crème Sandwiches

TWD Chocolate Cremes|Frankly Entertaining

Well looky there, Dorie Greenspan has a new book out. That means I can rejoin the Dorie Greenspan cooking club known as Tuesdays with Dorie. The new cookbook is Dorie’s Cookies. This group makes a recipe every week (I’m only going to be working with the cookie book, so I’m doing the first and third Tuesdays}.

The Tuesdays with Dorie group doesn’t post recipes. For the first couple of weeks they’re using recipes that have been published on the internet. You can find this week’s recipe here.

TWD Chocolate Cremes|Frankly Entertaining

This is basically a deluxe Oreo. If you make this recipe as it’s written it requires a lot of down time. The dough needs one hour in the freezer to chill, and then when you re-roll the scraps it’s supposed to go back in the freezer for another hour. I’m not going to lie to you, I feel no need for the full hour. I put the dough in the freezer for 15 minutes, and I felt good about the dough.

In the picture in the book the frosting filling is bright white. I don’t know how Dorie accomplished this with butter, maybe she used the Wilton icing whitener, but my frosting was a little more yellow. I decided to add a little mint flavor to spice things up a bit! The mint may have been a mistake! I also wish I had used a cookie cutter with a scalloped edge.

Chocolate Cremes|Frankly Entertaining

The flavor in these cookies is pretty intense. Since there are two cookies plus frosting these are pretty rich. I would make them a little smaller next time. My kids weren’t overly impressed with these ones, but I think it was mostly the mint and the extra dark Valrhona chocolate.

Next up are peanut butter change ups, and I’m pretty excited about this one.

TWD: Chocolate Cremes|Frankly Entertaining

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  1. These look great – I am torn bewteen a scalloped edge cutter and plain because I like the look of both. Maybe I’ll do 1/2 and 1/2?

  2. Welcome back! Glad to see you rejoin TWD!

  3. Those cookies look downright sexy! Good photos!

  4. Your cookies look great! I agree, these cookies are pretty intense.

  5. My frosting turned a brown ting with the addition of vanilla, 2 teaspoons was a lot. My son raved about these but he is an Oreo lover. Great pictures.

  6. What beautiful cookies and what great photos! I did the peanut butter ones.

  7. They look lovely! I made these, too, and used Irish Cream for the filling. It’s good to know mint can be intense.

  8. Your cookies look beautiful and I love the shot you took of them with the envelope and scissors! I made the peanut butter ones, but am going to make these next. Thank you for the tips! I’m thinking I might make them and have them as an “extra” for Thanksgiving. I’m thinking of maybe adding some pumpkin pie spice or some kind of liquor. Good to know that the filling might be white.

  9. The cookies look wonderful and I love the little parchment squares scattered about, I always forget to buy those. 🙂

  10. I’m lazy, so the parchment means less cleaning for me!

  11. Pumpkin pie spice would be amazing in these!

  12. Hopefully starting from the beginning will keep me on track!