TCHO Beta Stuffed Cookies

August 29, 2008 · 17 comments · Print This Post

in Baked Goods, Cookies, Desserts, Reviews

TCHO Beta Cookies

The lovely purveyors of TCHO were kind enough to send me three samples of their chocolate flavors: Chocolatey (which I’d reviewed in a previous beta version), Fruity, and Nutty. After having a few squares and submitting our feedback online CK and I still had quite a bit of chocolate kicking around in our fridge. So I decided to make good on my previous idea that this rich dark chocolate would be an excellent addition to cookies.

I’ve become obsessed with sandwiching sweet things to other sweet things with even more sugary things lately. So it only seemed natural to make mini TCHO laced Chocolate Chip Cookies (a mixture of chopped up fruity and nutty) and secure the two halves together with a rich filling made with melted TCHO Chocolately squares.

The resulting cookies, if I do say so myself, were a chocolate overload of tastiness. But you don’t have to take my word for it. CK’s boss, Dave, had an extremely exuberant reaction to them.

TCHO Beta Stuffed Cookies
(Cookie based on the Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookie recipe published in the Got Milk? Cookie Book by Peggy Cullen)

2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
6 tablespoons white sugar
6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chunks or chips (Note: I used a mixture of finely chopped TCHO Fruity & Nutty)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugars, salt, and vanilla until well combined. Beat in the egg. Scrape down the bowl using a rubber spatula and beat for a few more seconds.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix on low speed just until absorbed. Add the chocolate chunks and stir into the dough.

For perfectly uniform cookies, scoop the dough using a small diameter ice-cream scoop (around 1 3/8”), leveling the dough off across the top before dropping onto the silpat lined (or greased) baking sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until edges are golden. Let sit for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

TCHO Chocolate Filling:
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons Crisco
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 ounce melted dark chocolate (Note: I used TCHO Chocolatey)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1-2 tablespoons of water (Optional)

Mix the first five ingredients together in a small bowl. If the mixture doesn’t appear smooth enough add in 1-2 tablespoons of water until you reach a spreadable consistency. If the mixture is too wet, simply stir in a little extra confectioner’s sugar.

To assemble, gently spread filling onto half of the cooled cookies and top with the remaining cookies.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erin August 29, 2008 at 1:13 pm

You’ve done it again! Those look absolutely amazing. I think chocolate chip cookies are definitely on the menu for this weekend (even if mine won’t have as fancy-dancy chocolate as yours do!)

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2 megan August 29, 2008 at 11:41 pm

no this is my kind of cookie!! yummmm :)

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3 Hot Garlic August 30, 2008 at 8:11 am

I keep seeing your stuff on Food Gawker and this time I HAD to come check out these cookies. They don’t disappoint! I’m hungry for more so I’m off to see what else you have cooking on this lovely blog.

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4 celine August 31, 2008 at 9:19 am

I trade you all my PB cups for a dozen of these.
drooltastic to the max…

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5 Allen August 31, 2008 at 2:39 pm

You certainly have a knack for sandwiching the best things together – what will be next???

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6 Tarah August 31, 2008 at 4:26 pm

I love all your cookie creations!! They always amaze me! I’m always looking forward as to what you’ll post next! :D

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7 Rachelle ~ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" September 1, 2008 at 11:28 pm

These are adorable little cookie sandwiches! The cookie part looks like just how I like my chocolate chip cookies.

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8 Nicole from : For the Love of Food September 2, 2008 at 4:50 am

I made these last night (without chocolate filling) and they were fabulous! I substituted the sugar with fructose and the brown sugar with palm sugar. I think these are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had/made. Thank you so much!!

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9 austin September 2, 2008 at 10:24 pm

I dub these American macaroons. Looks good, and maybe partialy deadly; i want them. :)

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10 Maria September 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Filled chocolate chip cookies. A dream come true! They look delicious!

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11 Hillary September 3, 2008 at 6:03 pm

I’ve heard about these chocolate bars, I want to try one! Nice stuffed cookies, love the conceptt!

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12 Haley September 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

These cookies look amazing! Great idea!

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13 EB September 5, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Oh yeah… those just look absolutely horrible. I think you should send them all to me so they will stop offending your blog readers eyes.

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14 Traci @ Soup of The Day September 7, 2008 at 2:49 am

Those look amazing! I don’t ever get excited over sweets, but holy COW. I gotta make these!

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15 Abbey September 13, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Oh Yum Yum-a Yummy!!!!!!!!

-DROOL-

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16 NiftyButton December 31, 2009 at 11:56 am

The sight of these cookies actually made me gasp out loud. I want.

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17 Matthew R. Roysner May 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm

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