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Seven-Layer Cookies

It took me several years to decide to finally tackle these cookies and now I regret that I did not make them sooner. They keep wonderfully in an airtight container and are even better the next day or the next... There recipe is from the December 2005 issue of Gourmet - http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/photo/Seven-Layer-Cookies-233296. I followed the recipe to the letter, except for the chocolate coating. Firstly, I covered only the top with chocolate (since my family decided that a double doze of chocolate would already be too much) and secondly, it's not chocolate but ganache on top. The proportions for ganache are as follows: 3.5 oz bittersweet chocolate, 1 tablespoon butter and 1/4 cup of heavy cream. The ganache set and sliced beautifully. I highly recommend that you clean your knife of crumbs between making each slice to make cleaner cuts. Enjoy!

Six-Layer Cookies


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Dec. 26th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Such a very festive photograph ;-)

It's funny. Someone gave these *exact same cookies* to my mother this year in a gift basket. They were pretty good although the general consensus was actually that they looked better than they tasted. However they were actually made by someone who doesn't cook regularly so I wouldn't be surprised if a skilled cook could make a difference (such as by buying better chocolate, etc.).

Hope your holiday is going well. Say hi to Daliya (sp?) for me! Even though she hates me, that is.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Beautiful cookies!
My country has something similar but using desiccated coconut instead. Presentation is lovely too :-)
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