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Figs & Walnuts Espresso Sandwich Cookies

4.30 from 3 votes

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Filled with coffee and chocolate ganache, these sandwich cookies are a decadent treat.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDesserts, Snacks
CuisineAmerican, Bakery
Recipe Taste Sweet
Servings 12
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Ingredients
  

For Cookies

  • cup All Purpose Flour Maida
  • 1 tbsp Coffee Espresso Coffee, ground
  • 100 gm Walnuts see notes
  • 75 to 100 gm Dry Figs finely chopped
  • 130 grams Butter unsalted
  • ¾ to 1 cup Sugar we like ours mildly sweet, hence ¾ Cup
  • 1 tsp Extract Vanilla
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Instant Coffee granules optional

For Ganache

  • 1 tbsp Butter unsalted
  • ½ cup Cream
  • 1 tbsp Coffee strongly brewed
  • ¾ cup Choco Chips Semi sweet
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Instructions
 

  • In a bowl mix together the flour, espresso coffee, finely chopped figs and walnuts. In a mixing bowl, whisk the butter and sugar, along with vanilla extract, till fluffy. Stir in the flour mix and mix it till well incorporated. (use hands if required)
  • Wrap the dough in a cling wrap and freeze the dough for 20 – 30 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the freezer and using half the dough, roll to ¼ cm thickness.
  • Using the cookie cutter of your choice, cut out the dough and place it on slightly greased baking sheet keeping a gap of a few centimeters between each cut out cookie dough.
  • I sprinkled each cut out cookie dough with some instant coffee granules, however this step is purely optional. If you are using two cookie baking sheets, then you can use roll and cut out all the dough at one go.
  • Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes or till the edges of the cookies begin to turn brown.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing them on a wire rack. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
  • Bake the rest of the dough in a similar way till all the dough is exhausted.

For Ganache

  • Heat the coffee, cream and butter on low heat till it begins to bubble at the edges.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Once they begin to melt, whisk the mixture to attain a smooth and glossy ganache.
  • Cool completely and refrigerate for half an hour so that the ganache thickens. Whisk the ganache again before you begin using it for the filling.
  • For Filling, take a heaped teaspoon of ganache (the amount of filling will depend on the size of your cookies) and add it right in the centre of the cookie (on the side that was touching the baking sheet).
  • Take another cookie and place it on top of the ganache. Press it down gently to spread the ganache evenly between the cookies.
  • I used a spoon but feel free to use a piping bag for this job. Finish the whole batch the same way.

Notes

  • I crushed half the walnuts to a coarse powder and added the rest of it finely chopped. This made the texture a little chewy. So, if you like crisp cookies, you might want to finely chop the walnuts instead of pulsing half of them to a coarse powder, like I did.
  • We enjoy intense coffee flavour in our cookies therefore I had used 2 tbsp of espresso coffee in the cookies however I have mentioned only 1 tbsp in the list of ingredients. (suit yourself)
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4.30 from 3 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 354 kcal | Carbohydrates: 38 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 22 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0.4 g | Cholesterol: 37 mg | Sodium: 81 mg | Potassium: 171 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 22 g | Vitamin A: 448 IU | Vitamin C: 0.2 mg | Calcium: 39 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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Taruna Deepak
Taruna Deepak

I believe in creating easy, simple yet flavourful and healthy recipes with some occasional indulgence. I call them the no-fuss recipes- making not much dent on time and mostly effortless which actually is my cooking motto. 

I abide by one advice that my Mom gave me while entrusting her culinary experiences to me, it is the love and passion with which one cooks the food that makes all the difference. So cook with passion and serve with love!

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