Tuesdays with Dorie: Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies

June 28, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 12 Comments
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sour cream chocolate cake cookies

Hooray, Spike, for finally giving these Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookies their fifteen minutes of fame.  This is one of the first recipes in the book that really piqued my interest, mostly because I couldn’t imagine what the heck a “cake cookie” could be.  But then, after making approximately a hundred zillion whoopie pies at the bakery in Red Hook where I used to work, it dawned on me that these might something similar.  Although Dorie says they are thin and plain, somehow mine came out chubby and rounded– like little cakes in cookie-mound form.  These are nice and moist, and to boost the chocolaty-ness, I used my darkest cocoa, replaced the cinnamon and nutmeg in the recipe with a bit of instant espresso powder and left out the currants entirely.  While they are pretty good on their own (just grab a glass of milk or iced coffee and have at ’em), I think they’d be great filled with buttercream.  Since it’s so schwetty out here, I decided to make them into ice cream sandwiches instead, using a bit of the caramel gelato I help to make at the shop where I now work.

For the Sour Cream Chocolate Cake Cookie recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Spike’s blog.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. It looks like the best ice cream whoopie pie I’ve ever seen! 😀 I can tell that you used dark cocoa, it’s gorgeous.

  2. Hmmmm – seriously – could not look more delicious. Love the cookie to filling ratio too 🙂

  3. Wow. Caramel gelato sounds amazing right now. And I love that you subbed espresso powder for the spices. It’s like a Caramel Macchiato in whoopie form! 🙂

  4. So glad you liked them! They are absolutely perfect for ice cream sandies, right?!

  5. I filled mine with cinnamong filling and they were so good! Mine look a lot like whoopie pies.

  6. Wow! Steph, your cookie sandwich looks awesome! Love the “chubby” look…..smart on the espresso sub…I bet this was delicious.

  7. Okay, those look fantastic, and I don’t use that word lightly when it comes to chocolate entries. It was either Public or Perish over at The Table this week, don’t want to chance being kicked off the island, so the only thing perishing now is my rep as someone who can possibly churn out a cookie or two in fine style. Cookies gone Wild with a Hangover, so to speak this week. I so want to be you.

  8. I thought of the whoopie when I saw the name of this recipe, but love your more generous version! 😉

  9. Yum! Your chubby cookies look cute and perfect with the gelato! Adding espresso is a great idea. These were a little mild in taste and that could certainly add depth.

  10. Oh! My! Those look fantastic!! Great idea to sandwich them with IC

  11. I love your chubby sandwiches – yum!

  12. Deliciously yummy… trully a lethal combination of butter cream and dark cocoa. I am already feeling a high craving for this awesome cookie… 🙂

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