You NEED these. They are so easy and delicious... and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right at this very moment. Go on, go to your pantry and check, I'll wait... See, I told you! What are you waiting for? Make a batch of these, brew some coffee and then invite me over. We can have coffee and cookies and chat about everything.
Condensed Milk Mocha Fudge Sandwich Cookies
For the Cookies:
125g unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup golden caster sugar
100g sweetened condensed milk
1 1/4 cup plain flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
For the Filling:
150g dark chocolate, chopped
50g sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Make the Cookies:
Preheat the oven to 180C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. beat the butter, sugar and condensed milk together until light and fluffy. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt over the mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
Roll tablespoon of the mixture into balls and place them on the prepared baking trays. Dip a fork into flour and lightly press the top of each ball to slightly flatten and mark.
Bake for 9 - 12 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking. They are done when they are still pale, but slightly golden at the edges. Leave them to cool or 5 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Make the Filling:
Put all the filling ingredients into a small saucepan and melt over low heat, stiring constantly. Remove from the heat as soon as the chocolate has melted.
Match the cookies according to size. Dollop a spoonful of mocha fudge filling onto the flat side of half the cookies and press the remaining cookies on top to sandwich the filling.