With their crispy texture, delicate vanilla wafers melt in your mouth. Make a sandwich cookie by spreading one cookie with a thick layer of chocolate ganache, and topping it with a second cookie. Drizzle extra ganache on top for a more pronounced chocolate presence.
Makes 12 cookie sandwiches
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in egg whites, one at a time, until well blended after each addition. Stir in flour. Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto two prepared baking sheets.
Bake one baking sheet at a time, 5 to 7 minutes or until edges of cookies are browned. Immediately transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
For ganache, in a medium saucepan, bring cream to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; add chocolate chips, stirring continuously until mixture is melted and shiny. Let cool slightly.
Once cookies and ganache are cooled, use a knife to spread 1 teaspoon of ganache on the bottom sides of half of the cookies. Top with the other half of cookies to create cookie sandwiches.