Easy sour cream cookies, so soft and tender, they’re like little whoopie pies with rich chocolate ganache filling in the middle. These soft sandwich cookie will create a lot of smiles at your cookie exchange or office party this year!
With Christmas only 2 weeks away (For. Real.) it’s time to crank holiday baking into full gear.
Lately, I’ve been a baking fool. It seems every time the kids walk in the door I’ve got a new batch of treats sitting on the counter. Obviously this goes over well, even when I’m packaging most of them up to send off as gifts.
My kids love carrying plates of goodies to our friends and neighbors, then running back home to give me a moment-by-moment report of how they were received.
However… the day I made these sour cream cookies with chocolate ganache filling, was a dark day in the Collier family.
It’s a wonderful event that helps raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and allows food bloggers to sample 3 other bloggers’ favorite cookies, a win-win!
I was vacuum sealing the sour cream cookies to send off, when the kids discovered I had only enough to send in the mail. You should have seen their sour faces, and how they scrambled to come up with a solution, so that all the sour cream cookies could stay home and we could send something else in the mail.
Then as mothers like to do, I had a long discussion with them on how there’s more blessing in giving than receiving, and how we were sending them off to people that never get mommy’s treats. After all, they get to eat mommy’s cookies all the time.
This didn’t stop them from hovering over the vacuum sealer and platter of cookies every time I turned around, like little vultures, waiting for the right moment to attack.
So what’s all the fuss about?
These sour cream cookies are soft and moist like little tangy pillows. Actually, they are more the texture of whoopie pies, than cookies. The silky sour cream softens and flavors the cookies to create a creamy consistency, the perfect platform for a rich filling.
Each sandwich cookie is filled with nutty chocolate ganache filling. A cheater’s version that incorporates Nutella with extra chocolate, so that the filling dries just a tad bit more firm than Nutella does on its own.
You might wonder, if standard ganache technically only has 2 ingredients (heavy cream and chocolate) why I’d make a cheater chocolate ganache filling with 2 ingredients.
The intense chocolate essence of Nutella, along with the nutty hazelnut flavor, gives the chocolate ganache filling extra depth, depth that it wouldn’t have on its own.
These whoopie pies are completely irresistible. I can see why the kids had a hard time giving them up. Secretly, I held a few back so they could have a surprise treat later after they’d simmered down a bit. *wink*
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