Raspberry Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies

Girl Scout cookies have a dear place in my heart.  No commercial cookie even comes close to competing with the sheer deliciousness of a Tag-a-long, Samoa, or Thin Mint.  Seriously though.  Maybe it's the exclusivity that make them taste so divine, or the dynamic crunchy/chewy/sweet combination that enables them to supersede every other cookie in existence.  Either way, they are basically the greatest cookies ever.***

Pepperidge Farms' Mint Milano cookies do however follow as a close second in the commercial cookie championship. (I like alliteration.)  These super simple cookie sandwiches are loosely inspired by Milanos, only better, because I made them.  No, I'm kidding.  They're better because the group of business students I fed them to said they were better.  And folks, that measure right there is as good as science.

  •  1 box Vanilla wafers
  • White chocolate or vanilla almond bark
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbs raspberry preserves (seedless)
  • ~5 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbs butter
Place whipping cream, butter and raspberry jam in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until butter and jam are melted (3 to 5 minutes). Continue cooking until mixture begins to bubble around edges (1 to 2 minutes).  Add chopped chocolate and stir until incorporated.

Cool until thick, but not hardened in the refrigerator or freezer. 

Using a spoon, add about 1 tsp of the ganache to the center of the wafer and create sandwhiches.  Then melt the white coating, and dip each cookie in half.  Place on cookie sheet covered in wax paper, and freeze to harden coating.

 Yields ~3 dozen sandwiches

  • If you already have the ganache made these babies come together in like 10 minutes.  It's magical.
  • Feel free to sub in any kinda ganache instead- mint would be lovely.   Ginger, orange, strawberry, or many other flavor profiles work great too :)  be creative!
***greatest commercial cookies.  My chocolate chip cookies far exceed any other cookie in this world.

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