This is an amazing dessert that no one can ever say no to it. The appearance itself is so alluring you would surely want to take a bite that very moment. So why not try it out in your kitchen and satisfy your cravings for this yummy delight?

Chocolate Mud Cake Cookie Sandwiches

Chocolate Mud Cake Cookie Sandwiches

Ingredients for the cookies:

1. 1 stick butter or margarine
2. ¼ cup sugar or sugar substitute
3. ½ vanilla bean, seeded or 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
4. 2 egg yolks
5. 1 ½ cups all purpose flour or gluten-free flour minus 3 tablespoons
6. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
7. Pinch of salt
8. 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy cream (optional)

Ingredients for the chocolate paste:

9. 6 oz (180gr) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
10. 1/3 cup heavy cream

For the Mud Cake:

11. 1 stick (113gr) butter, at room temperature
12. 4 oz (120gr) dark chocolate, chopped
13. 1 cup (200gr) sugar
14. 1/2 cup (125ml) water
15. 3 tablespoons (30gr) coffee liqueur
16. 2 egg yolks
17. 1 cup (125gr) all purpose flour
18. 3 tablespoons (16gr) cocoa powder
Method of making the cookies:

• Preheat oven to 350F.
• In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
• Add vanilla, then the egg yolks, one at a time, scraping the bottom and side of the bowl in between each addition.
• Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt and beat until the dough just starts to come together. Add some heavy cream if the dough still looks very crumbly and dry.
• Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it a little to a small disk and wrap it well in plastic wrap. Refrigerate two hours before using.
• Lightly flour your work area well and start rolling the dough from the center out, lifting it from the work area every 2-3 times you roll over it.
• Cut out 48 rounds in the dough, gathering scraps and rerolling as you go.
• Place the cookies on 2 parchment lined baking sheets and refrigerate 20 minutes.
• Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool.

Preparing the chocolate:

• Place the chocolate in a medium size bowl and set aside.
• In a small saucepan set over medium high heat, bring the cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour it over the chocolate.
• Let the mixture stand for 3 to 5 minutes. Slowly stir the chocolate and cream together until it is completely smooth. Let cool to room temperature.

How to prepare the mud cake:

• Preheat oven to 350F.
• Slightly coat two 8-12-inch pans with cooking spray and line them with a piece of parchment paper. Slightly coat the parchment paper with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
• In a small pot set over low heat, combine the butter, chocolate, sugar and water and stir until everything is melted and smooth.
• Remove from the heat, add the coffee liqueur and let cool to room temperature.
• Whisk in the egg yolks, then the flour and cocoa powder.
• Divide the batter between the prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes.
• Let cool completely.
• Cut 24 rounds of the same size as the cookies.

All the parts of the dessert are ready and now for the assembly:

• Spread a small amount of chocolate paste under each cookie and sandwich a mud cake round in between two of them.
• Dust with cocoa powder if desired

Your chocolate mud cake cookie sandwiches are ready to serve.