You know that annoying moment when you’re fully absorbed in eating a cookie, you’re down to the last bite, and you want to soak that final delicious bit in milk, but you don’t want to put your fingers in your milk? Here’s the solution: a cookie with a flange, a little extra handle that allows you to dunk your cookie and eat it too. It’s not a solution for world peace, just a novelty that might make someone smile.
I made the flange by using a cookie cutter shaped like a common Christmas ornament; you probably already have it. Here’s the link in case you don’t: http://www.amazon.com/Ornament-Cookie-Durable-Economical-Tinplated/dp/B005VSYHGE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1457620222&sr=8-2&keywords=Christmas+ornament+cookie+cutter
This recipe is very simple – it’s really a shortbread recipe with chocolate and cardamom added. The white chocolate spiral is just part of the fun, and you can leave that out and make a very stackable and uniform cookie that makes a nice party favor or hostess gift. Enjoy!
Chocolate Cardamom Flange Cookies
Serves: Makes 15 cookies
Prep time: 20 minutes plus one hour to chill dough
- 8 tablespoons (one stick) butter
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- ¾ cup flour
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 3 ounces white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Blend butter and sugar together in a food processor until well combined. Add cardamom, flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder and pulse until mixed.
- Remove dough from food processor and wrap in plastic wrap. Put in refrigerator to cool for at least an hour.
- Sprinkle a little flour on a hard surface and roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick.
- Using a cookie cutter (or you can cut your own pattern from a piece of cardboard and trace around the cookies with a sharp knife,) cut out a round cookie with a small handle.
- Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.
- Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Melt white chocolate in the microwave in thirty second increments until melted (it usually take one minute total).
- Pour chocolate into a pastry bag and pipe chocolate across cookies.
- Allow chocolate to harden, and serve.
- You can make the flange with any cookie with rollable dough – lemon, ginger, orange-flavored – just use your imagination!