I was very excited to hear this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop theme was COOKIE MONSTER and hosted by Sophie from The Sticky and Sweet. I love cookies (or biscuits as they’re more often referred to in Australia) and I knew I wanted to make a cookie sandwich – what’s better than 1 cookie? 2 cookies sandwiched together!
Ever since I saw David Lebovitz’s recipe for Caramelised White Chocolate I knew I had to attempt it myself. I ended up adding some heavy cream to make it into a spreadable ganache and it was the perfect accompaniment to my coconut cookies.
Caramelised White Chocolate Filling
- 250 g white chocolate
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 115 g butter room temp
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
Caramelised White Chocolate Filling
- Preheat oven to 120ºC.
- Put white chocolate in an oven-proof dish (I used a pyrex bowl) and heat for 10 minutes.
- Remove dish with oven mitt and stir. Return dish to oven for another 10 minutes.
- Repeat this process for approximately 30-40 mins, or until your white chocolate is the colour of peanut butter.
- Allow to cool and add in your salt. When the chocolate cools down to room temperature, beat in the heavy cream until smooth and spreadable and set aside.
- Turn up oven to 180ºC and line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add in the flour, baking soda and salt mixture, then the coconut and mix until just combined.
- Dollop dessert spoons full of dough onto the baking tray, you should fit approx 12 per tray.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the oven, or until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks.
- When cookies are cooled, spread caramelised white chocolate mixture onto half and sandwich the cookies together with the remainders.
This was my caramelised white chocolate after 40 minutes in the oven – it had reached a gorgeous golden brown colour.
Once room temperature and blended with the heavy cream, it reaches the perfect spreadable consistency for your cookies. If the ganache starts to harden up, pop it in the microwave in 10 second bursts on medium and stir until spreadable again.
Whenever I bake cookies, I always feel compelled to make a cookie mountain – exhibit A, B and C.
The chewy coconutty cookies pair perfectly with the caramelised white chocolate and I must admit I have eaten more than my share this weekend. Enjoy!
Love the sound of caramelised whit choc! Never had it before. Have to try.
Yes you must try it Raff! It tastes AMAZING
AMAZING! I think I could eat that filling just with a spoon, or maybe use a cookie as a scoop into my mouth. Thanks for sharing another amazing recipe in this hop xo
Haha guilty as charged, I swear 1/3 of the filling went straight into my mouth o_O
These look incredible! I love the sound of the filling and it’s such a pretty colour, reminds me of dulce de leche :D
It’s quite like dulce de leche, but a chocolatey version (so basically, heaven!)
I haven’t tried caramelised white chocolate yet but I just know I am going to love it, especially with coconut. Delicious!
It’s a match made in heaven :)
So many yums here Swah! Caramelised white chocolate is the absolute shiz and coconut is the perfect partner in crime. Also excellent stacking :)
Haha glad to see my stacking is appreciated ;) It’s a great flavour combo, I want to incorporate it into a cupcake next!
Oh this looks so good!
I will have to try caramelising some white chocolate myself! Gorgeous images too :)
It’s very easy and VERY tasty :)
Ok, I think we need to have a ‘meeting’ immediately so I can have one of these ;D They sound simply divine!
Haha meetings are always better (and more productive) when treats are involved!!
caramelised white chocolate, a revelation! I “need” to try these!
You must Sally, in fact I insist!!
Woah, these look amazing! A combination of some of my favourite flavours too – I don’t know if me making these would be the best or worst idea ever!
The best worst idea ever I think!
These look and sound – and obviously taste divine, Swah! I’ll be making these!
Oh wonderful Marian, enjoy!! :)
I lurve caramelised white chocolate… But these cookies! They remind me of Kingston cookies but waaay better. I doubt I’d be able to stop at one of these either :)
They are definitely Kingston-esque! But much better, I can assure you ;)
Haha so know what you mean about the cookie mountain. Somehow I always resort to that ‘pose.’ I really have to try making caramelised white chocolate. Looks like something you could easily eat with a spoon.
I am guilty as charged with eating the caramelised white chocolate with a spoon. And I feel cookies look better in mountain form :)
It looks AND sounds amazing Swah. I haven’t tried caramelised white choc yet but after reading this post, I know I’m gonna!
Thank you Tina :) And you must try! Go go go!
these look and sound amazing! everyone should build cookie mountains!
Cookie mountains for all!!
Ahhh, great recipe! ;) We must both be onto a good thing! And white choc and coconut also one of my fav combinations, delicious!
Great minds Prue, great minds ;)
Oh, what a delight. I like that caramelised white chocolate filling. That would be something to try, that’s true.
Yes you must try it Chris, then try and not eat the whole batch!
I’m not a huge fan of of coconut but that filling sounds so amazing I just have to try them!
Maybe you can just make a pot of caramelised white chocolate and eat it with a spoon! :)
What a wonderful flavour combination! I always love a cookie mountain!
Can’t beat a good cookie mountain! I LOVE coconut and white chocolate, it’s one of my fav combos :)
I’m a coconut freak so I was immediately intrigued by this. And I still haven’t caramelised my own white chocolate yet-I really should! :)
Give it a go Lorraine, it’s a life changer (possibly a slight over exaggeration, but let’s just say it’s really tasty!)
Loveee white chocolate and coconut, thanks for making my dream cookie a reality :)))
Haha I am glad to make your dreams come true Irene!! :)
Gorgeous cookies and brilliant photos. Who could ever say no to two of these cookies
Thank you :) I definitely couldn’t say no to these cookies… they were dangerous!
These look divine! I’m starting to understand the latest craze for caramelized white chocolate now!
I am completely nuts for caramelised white chocolate now! It’s a nice alternative for my dulce de leche/salted caramel addiction ;)
Oh my goodness! These look amazing. HOW GOOD IS CARAMELISED WHITE CHOCOLATE???!! It needs to be more of a thing, thank you for your part in making it more of a thing!
The Caramelised White Chocolate Appreciation Society
Co-signed by the Exclamation Point Authority of South Australia!
Haha Rach I would LOVE to join you in the White Chocolate Appreciation Society ;) We need to make this the next big thing!
Hi! These look so yummy! I’d like to have one…or two ;-) with my coffee right now! Many greetings Christine
Thanks Christine :) They would go absolutely perfect with your coffee I’m sure!
I love love love caramelised white chocolate and using it as a filling for cookies sounds perfect. Why didn’t I ever think of that! The pairing with coconut is fantastic too.
You must give it a go! The flavour combination is pretty amazing :)
Oh my God!! These cookies are amazing amazing amazing! I just made them today and they’re a HUGE HIT! The cookies are so chewy and moist at the same time, absolutely delicious <3
I didn't make the caramelized white chocolate though since I don't have white chocolate in my pantry but once I get my hands on some I'll be making it!
This isn't the first recipe I try from your blog, everything turns out delicious <3
Oh you are so sweet! Thank you for your lovely comment and I am glad you loved the recipe :)