Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookies - TheSweetNerd

Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cookies

By TheSweetNerd  

June 3, 2016

Credit: Adapted from Cookie Love, Mindy Segal

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr

Ingredients

Espresso Chocolate Cookie

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 extra large egg

1 extra large egg yolk

2 Tablespoons heavy cream

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups ap flour

1 cup dutch processed cocoa powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes

Sugar Mixture For Rolling Cookie

1/2 cup sanding sugar

1 T (or more) ground espresso (Intelligentsia Black Cat Classic is amazing)

Fudge

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon corn syrup

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 cup unsalted butter (1 ounce), at room temperature

1 Tablespoon coffee extract

Directions

1Mixer (Paddle Attachment): Mix the butter briefly, then add sugar and beat until aerated (4 min).

2Bowl 1: Combine wets - egg, yolk, heavy cream, and vanilla in a bowl.

3Bowl 2: Combine dries - flour, cocoa, and salts.

4Mixer: Add the wets on low speed (it will look like cottage cheese for a second) and then scrape down mixer. Turn on medium speed and mix until combined. Now, add the dry ingredients all at once. Be sure to scrape down the sides after 10 seconds or so, and keep mixing until the dough is combined. Don't over mix. You just want it to come together. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours or overnight.

5Remove chilled dough. Scoop balls with an ice cream scooper for even size. Use your hands to roll into perfect balls. Next, roll in sugar mixture. Last, make an indentation using the end of a cork for the fudge. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350F for 8 -10 minutes or until done. Cool before assembly.

Hot Fudge

1Saucepan: Over medium high heat, combine cream, sugar, and syrup until dissolved (3 min). Add the chocolate and salt and bring to a boil and whisk vigorously. Lower to a gentle simmer so that the bubbles percolate in the center in the pot. Cook, stirring often to avoid scorching the bottom. You are cooking for about 20-30 minutes until the mixture breaks and the oils separate from the solids.

2Now, whisk in the butter and 1 Tablespoon of coffee extract flavoring. Let cool. Last up to 6 months in refrigerator.

Assembly

1Fill cookies with fudge. (If fudge is too hard, heat it in a pot just until it starts to melt. Stir well, and then transfer to a ziploc or piping bag). Refrigerate the cookies until the hot fudge has set 30 minutes or so. Enjoy!

This recipe requires the dough to be chilled for 2 hours or overnight.

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