Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies

Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies

November 17, 2008

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This past weekend my friend Nicole had a few of the girls from our high school crew over her house for a girls night. We hadn’t had one in a while, just a night to hang out, watch a movie and obviously eat. I decided to make some cookies and I stumbled across a recipe on Martha’s website for Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies. Uhh, yes please… and thank you!

You will need:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • 6 ounces (1 cup) fresh raspberries
  • 7 1/2 ounces best-quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Start off by whisking together the flour, baking soda and salt (set aside).


Mix the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar (if you’re using an electric mixer turn to a medium-high speed) until the mixture is fluffy, roughly 2-3 minutes.


Add egg, vanilla extract, and vanilla seeds; mix until smooth. Reduce speed to low. Slowly mix in the flour mixture.




Scoop the batter into 1-inch balls. The recipe recommends using a 1-inch ice cream scoop (after I decided to eye ball it and the cookies came out all different sizes, I took recommend using a small ice cream scoop!) Place cookies space 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 4 minutes. Remove baking sheets from over and switch the position of them in the oven. Bake for another 4-6 minutes.


Meanwhile, puree raspberries and 2 teaspoons of sugar in a food processor.


Pour the puree through a sieve into a small bowl allowing juices through. Set aside.


Now place the white chocolate (yum!) in a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Stir chocolate until melted.


Remove from heat and slowly whisk in the cream.


Now whisk in the raspberry puree. The recipe now says to let cream filling mixture sit for about 30 minutes. The next time I make these I will probably let them chill in the fridge for a little bit longer, probably an hour… I feel like the mixture could have been a little thicker.

Pour a generous amount of the filling on one side of the cookie (face down) and sandwich them together.


These are so so good. Nice and sweet, pretty light and not overwhelming at all, they taste like candy! Not to mention they were a hit with the girls!



Also, with the leftover cream filling I dipped some fresh raspberries into it for a nice white chocolate covered raspberry!

[Chels]

11 Responses to "Raspberry Cream Sandwich Cookies"

  1. Jacque says:

    Those look so sweet, and delish! Sounds like a fun night.

  2. Todd says:

    Can I wash them down a milk or a Snapple?

    :p

  3. Darius T. Williams says:

    I can TOTALLY see why these were a hit! Next time, invite me…mkay?

    -DTW
    http://www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

  4. Megan says:

    Ooh! Those look so good. I have Martha’s cookie cookbook, and I marked that page a while ago. I’ll definitely have to make them soon now that I’ve seen your pics!

  5. Nicole says:

    HEY! those were so good, thanks for bringing them over!! ( i should invite you over more often LOL) love ya 🙂

  6. Julie Q says:

    I want! I want! but I dont want to make them 🙁 you guys should sell these through your blog with paypal (i already have the credit card ready)

  7. stickysweetdiabetics says:

    Shoot now I can’t decide which to bake for my Pre-Thanksgiving luncheon (these or the Surprise Cookies) Yummy!

  8. Sara says:

    those look awesome!! i am totally making those!

  9. Louise says:

    The pink center cream makes them look so feminine. Who knew that a cookie sandwich could appear so feminine?!

  10. RebeccaC says:

    Oh, just stop. Those look too good. Incidentally, is that white square plate from Pier 1? I think I have the same ones…they’re in about half of my post photos. Ha!

  11. We Are Not Martha says:

    Jacque: Thanks for the comment! Its always nice to get old friends together… and eat 🙂

    Todd: Snapple, obviously.

    Darius: Consider THIS your official invite to everything we throw. You and your fabulous self are always welcome to join.

    Megan: I NEED the cookie cookbook! May be a good thing to ask for for the holidays! You for sure need to try these out 🙂

    Nicole: Yes, you should invite me over more often 😉

    Julie Q: Maybe at the next meetup I’ll bring them, that way you won’t have to make them… hehe

    stickysweetdiabetics: make them both! 🙂

    Sara: THANKS! give them a try and let me know how them come out 🙂

    Louise: i thought the same thing about how feminine they looked! Could be good for a baby shower or valentine’s day perhaps!

    RebeccaC: YES, the plates are from Pier1! I love the shape of them. So simple!

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