The Great Cookie Swap – Chocolate Fudge Cookies
The Great Cookie Swap – Chocolate Fudge Cookies

The Great Cookie Swap – Chocolate Fudge Cookies

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I am currently sorting through all my recipes trying to find a favourite cookie. The reason for this sudden interest in cookies is I have signed up for the first ever “Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap” It is being hosted my Julie from “The Little Kitchen” and Lindsay from “Love and Olive Oil”.

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

The idea behind the game is you sign up to participate. On the November you receive 3 food blogger addresses (who live in the same country as yourself). On the 5th December you send each of the 3 bloggers one dozen of your favourite homemade cookies. You in turn receive a dozen scrumptious cookies from three different food bloggers.

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I can’t wait to try all the gorgeous home baked cookies.  Food bloggers are such wonderful cooks, I love the sense of community this swap has too!

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On the 12th of December each participant will blog the recipe for the cookies they sent out. There will be a round up of all the participants and their recipes. So readers will be able to see all the glorious cookies that went wizzing around the world.

So would you like to play along? If so check out the official post for all the details, and prepare to try some new cookies.

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In the spirit of sharing the cookie love I have prepared a delicious cookie recipe for you lovely readers. It is absolutely divine, and not too sweet. This is not going to be my Cookie Swap. My cookie swap will remain a secret, but I thought if we are talking about biscuits I should put you in the mood by sharing a recipe.

Cookie Ingredients:

130gm Butter

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 cup plain flour

5 t/s cornflour

2 Tbs Cocoa powder

2 egg yolks

Filling:

170gm dark chocolate

165ml pouring cream

Method:

Put all the cookie ingredients in a food processor and process until the mixture comes together in a ball.

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Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with paper.

Roll a small amount of dough (teaspoon sized) into a ball and flatten onto the baking tray. The mixture will not spread.

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Bake for 7 minutes or until cooked. Remove the tray from the oven but allow the biscuits to cool for five minutes before moving them onto  a wire rack.

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Meanwhile make the ganache fudge filling by heating the cream for one minute in the microwave. Stir through the chocolate until the mixture is smooth. Heat in the microwave for a further 30 seconds if necessary to get a smooth mixture.

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Allow the ganache to completely cool. Use a stick blender to beat the mixture until it is a little thicker. Refrigerate for five to ten minutes to cool the ganache further. Once a spreadable consistency has been achieved fill the cookies. Match the tops and bottom of the cookies and dust with icing sugar prior to serving.

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Cookies are best stored in the fridge.

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So what do you think? Would you like three dozen randomly flavoured cookies turning up on your doorstep?

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Comments

  1. What a great idea. If the ccokie you’re making for the swap is anything like this , the lucky recipient will be thrilled!.

  2. I signed up too. I cannot wait to get some cookie greatness. I hope you are one of my partners. These look great!

  3. Oh yum do these cookies look amazing. I LOVE chocolate but I love chocolate cookies even more. 🙂

  4. Lovely cookies, but then I would eat ANYTHING off of that gorgeous plate!

  5. What delicious looking cookies! I think the cookie swap sounds just awesome- maybe next year I could organise a gluten free one as well. Yumm…

  6. What fantastic initiative – I love getting packages with treats in them, esp when they’re made by a fellow food blogger. Yummo cookies by the way!

  7. love this idea! must try and get onto it when the house is finally unpacked

  8. Mmm, what a luscious looking filling!
    It’s my first time in the Cookie Swap, also and I’m so, so excited! 🙂

  9. These look fabulous! They sort of look like whoopie pies/macarons. And your pictures a gorgeous as well, I love the step-by-step instructions! Great recipe, thank you for sharing with us 🙂

  10. What a wonderful bunch of pictures! The cookies look amazing!

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