Thursday, February 23, 2012

Creamcheese Cookies w/ Ganache

I often talk about making what's-in-the-frig soup.  But standing in front of an open frig or pantry door can sometimes inspire dessert, too.  That's how these Creamcheese Sandwich Cookies w/ Ganache filling were born.

I had some strawberry flavored cream cheese and mascarpone left over from making King's Cake for Mardi Gras the other day.

I also had some Bob's Red Mill all purpose gf flour in the pantry which I wanted to try.  If you've checked out my baking recipes, you'll notice that I tend to make my own flour mixes.  That's because when we went gluten-free the choices were fairly limited and finding our way meant a lot of experimentation with various gf flours.  By the time the big companies came out with gf AP flours, I had already established my own ratio of flour mixes for breads, cookies, cakes, etc.  I couldn't imagine that any one mix could do it all.  But my SIL had a friend who had recently gone back on gluten, and I inherited all of her gf supplies, including the AP flour.

I started by creaming together a cup of cream cheese with 1 cup of butter, both at room temperature.  I added in 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of strawberry flavored agave nectar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, I whisked together 2 cups of the AP flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soday, 1/4 tsp salt.  Combine the dry ingredients with the wet in the mixer.

I dropped the dough by the tsp on a parchment lined cookie sheet and baked for 10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are just golden.

I happened to have some ganache sitting in the frig leftover from a truffle making session, too.

These little cookies were begging to be sandwiched.

Thanks for popping in and baking with me.  I'm linking up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays and Something Swanky's Sweet Treats Thursdays.

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  1. I wish so bad I could just whip up things with leftovers or whatever is in the fridge or on hand! I think it's an art/talent and I sure don't have it! I'm so envious! Those cookies look delicious. YUMMMM!

  2. I'm following you now and would love to have you follow me back on Linky. Thanks. Linda

  3. Our 'leftovers' are never this creative! ;-) They look delicious.

  4. Hi,
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  5. Now that is the sign of a great baker.....Making up recipes on your own, I could never do that! Oh they look so fabulous!


  6. You are a baking genius! I always think you need a recipe for baking but clearly I'm wrong. I'm super impressed.

  7. Cream cheese and ganache! Girl, you are speaking my language! Yummy!

  8. YUM. I could really go for one or two of those right now.

  9. Yum, this looks so delicious! I have never cooked using strawberry cream cheese, I'm definitely going to try this.

    Following you now, very cute blog!


  10. Um, ganache sandwich cookies??? Yes please!! =)

  11. Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  12. This looks so delish! And I enjoyed reading the previous post about cameras & {my favorite store} Home Goods. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a sweet comment on my blog. It was great to hear from you.

    Warmly, Michelle


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