Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Sandwich Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

Ganache

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Topping

  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes

Directions

  1. In bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl use an electric hand mixer to combine sugar, egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar. Whip high for about a minute until foamy.
  2. Fill a medium saucepan with about 2 inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Place mixing bowl on top of saucepan. Using a hand whisk, gently whisk mixture for about 7-10 minutes for sugar to dissolve.
  4. Once sugar is dissolved, return mixing bowl to standing mixer.
  5. Whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form; about 10 minutes.
  6. Fill piping bag with mixture and pipe 30 cookies onto a prepared baking tray that has been lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Pipe cookies in flatish circles, a little bigger than a tablespoon. Cookies will NOT spread, so pipe them to size you want each cookie to be.
  7. Preheat oven to 175°F.  Once oven is preheated, place cookies into oven and bake for 1 hour.
  8. Turn off oven and crack open oven door. Let cookies set in oven, undisturbed, for about 30 minutes.
  9. For filling, pour chocolate chips into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  10. Add heavy cream to small sauce pan and heat on medium-high heat. Once cream is hot (but not boiling) remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips.
  11. Let sit for about 5 minutes and then stir until creamy.
  12. Let chocolate sit at room temperature or in fridge until firm enough to pipe into middle of cookies.
  13. To assemble, sort cookies into pairs based on size
  14. Pipe filling onto half of cookies (onto flat side).
  15. Sandwich together to create sandwich cookies.
  16. Heat remaining ganache slightly and stir. Dip sandwich cookies halfway into melted chocolate and place on prepared baking sheet.
  17. Sprinkle chocolate with crushed candy canes.
  18. Let chocolate sit for 10 minutes. Store in airtight container. Do not refrigerate.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Angie Barrett @BigBearsWife.

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