Ganache Filled Bar Cookies
A new twist on a cookie jar standard. Instead of chocolate chip cookies make theses bar cookies.
Heavy Whipping Cream
Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
All Purpose Flour
Dark Brown Sugar
Boil cream over moderate heat.
Finely grind chocolate chips in a food processor.
With food processor on add the hot cream and process until smooth.
Scrape ganache into a bowl and let stand til firm – 30 mins. To 1 hr.
Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees
Lightly butter 9”x13” baking pan. Line pan with wax paper. Butter and flour paper.
Whisk together flour and salt.
In large mixing bowl beat butter and brown sugar at medium speed for 3 mins.
Beat in eggs one at a time.
Beat in vanilla
At low speed add flour in 3 increments, batter will be stiff
Spread batter into pan.
Bake 18-20 mins. , until tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven, transfer pan on wire rack and cool completely.
Invert pan onto a large wire rack. Remove pan and peel off wax paper.
Invert cake onto large cutting board.
With a long serrated knife cut cake in halves crosswise.
Spread chocolate ganache on one half of cake leaving a 1/8” border.
Top with other cake half.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ganache is set – 2 hours or more.
Trim cake edges.
Cut lengthwise into 4 strips.
Cut strips crosswise into 8 bars each.
You can get more cookies by cutting the bars smaller.