Chocolate Nests

La Cocina de Babel
Chocolate Nests
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Description

Aptly called chocolate nests, these light vanilla sugar cookies feature a well of dark chocolate in the center. Baked with a slight indentation, these cookies are then filled with a mixture of dark chocolate, maple syrup, and butter for a rich chocolatey center. Each bite will contain the harmonious flavors and textures of rich chocolate ganache and a light and buttery sugar cookie. This recipe has instructions for dough preparation in a food processor.

Ingredients

  • 230 grams butter (at room temperature, cut into small pieces)
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 350 grams flour (T 55, substitute with bread flour)
  • 170 grams dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Directions

  1. 1Pre-heat the oven to 175C.
  2. 2Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. 3Blend in the food processor the butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla until thoroughly blended.
  4. 4Add the flour and blend again for a few seconds.
  5. 5Increase the speed until the mixture forms a dough.
  6. 6Roll into little dough balls the size of a dessert spoon.
  7. 7Place on the baking tray and leave a space of 3 centimeters between each one.
  8. 8If the dough appears too soft, place in the refrigerator for a few minutes so as to maintain its shape during cooking.
  9. 9Cook in batches if necessary. Cool the tray between bakes with some cold water before baking again.
  10. 10Prepare a bowl with cold water.
  11. 11Cook the biscuits for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven.
  12. 12Dip a thumb in cold water, dry it and gently press down into each biscuit to form a well in the center.
  13. 13Return to the oven and cook for 7–9 minutes, until the edges turn golden.
  14. 14Keep the cold water ready in case a well needs to re-formed. In which case repeat step 12.
  15. 15Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
  16. 16Melt the chocolate with the 90 grams butter and the maple syrup in a microwave on medium heat, stopping every minute to stir until completely melted.
  17. 17Fill each one of the wells with the melted chocolate and leave to set.
  18. 18Store in a cake tin with parchment paper between each layer.
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NutritionView more

1180Calories
Sodium18%DV420mg
Fat94%DV61g
Protein22%DV11g
Carbs49%DV146g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories1180Calories from Fat550
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat61g94%
Saturated Fat37g185%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol125mg42%
Sodium420mg18%
Potassium360mg10%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat550
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate146g49%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars72g144%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.