Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich

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Good morning!

Thank you all so much for your kind words about my final post in Project Food Blog!

You guys just blow me away with your positive spirit. I was reading over your comments and stories and found myself getting all misty eyed. I would like to blame it on my lack of sleep this past week, but really, I’m just a big sap… ;)

The final round of voting is now open and I would love your support! It also helps if you ‘like’ the post on Facebook and re-tweet it too. Thank you so much in advance and I greatly appreciate it!

This Friday we will find out the results at 3pm EST.

Pins and needles!

…and a few cookies for good measure…

An Edible Love Story

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This is the tale of an edible love story.

This story is not for the faint of heart, but only for the most romantic cookie dreamers out there.

This is for those of us who revel in the thought of edible cookie dough and rich, soft chocolate chips… 

Chewy, soft interiors with a slightly crisp outer edge…

Cream cheese buttercream frosting…and a cookie dough patty.

Let me explain.

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This story began as a simple quest to bake vegan chocolate chip cookies and it turned into something much more than that.

My initial recipe idea for my final post in Project Food Blog was not Nanaimo Bars…

It was a vegan chocolate chip cookie!

I spent several days testing different recipes and methods. In the end, I went with the 3 vegan Nanaimo bars, but these cookies still have a very special place in my heart!

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It all started when I came across the famous chocolate chip cookie recipe from Jacques Torres a while back. Jacques refrigerates his cookie dough for 24 hours before baking. Apparently, when you refrigerate the cookie dough, it allows the flavours to develop and results in a better tasting cookie.

I found there was an improvement in taste after refrigerating the cookie dough for 12 hours as compared to baking immediately.

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Of course, Eric also sampled each batch that I baked, offering his opinion.

The winning cookie was clear to both of us.

I like when that happens.

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Things got a little crazy.

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The fun thing about this chocolate chip cookie recipe is that there are pecans and walnuts in it…

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I decided to toast the nuts like I did in my Ultimate Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe because it really makes the nutty flavour pop.

After toasting for 8-10 mins, process until fine in a food processor.

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Then I mixed the egg replacer with water and set aside.

Now, cream the Earth Balance (or butter) for a minute with a mixer and then add the sugars and beat for 3-4 minutes until it looks like this:

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Add the vanilla extract to the egg replacer mixture and stir. Then add this to the Earth Balance/sugar mixture.

Beat for 3-4 more mins. on medium to high speed. It will look a bit like frosting or cream cheese!

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Now whisk together the dry ingredients…

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Add the dry ingredients gradually to the wet, and mix until just incorporated.

Looking good!

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(and tasting good!)

Add the processed nuts and the chocolate chips or chunks.

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The chopped chocolate is great because you get little slivers of chocolate throughout the cookie, but the chips are great because the cookie and chocolate flavours are a bit more distinct. Personal preference! I enjoy both.

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Refrigerate the dough, covered in plastic wrap overnight…or for 8-12 hours.

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This allows the flavours to really develop and is a method used by Jacques Torres (although he refrigerates for 24-36 hours- I tried this and this dough was a bit dry for my liking).

Allow the chilled dough to come to room temperature for about 60 minutes. Now preheat the oven to 350F.

Form into balls and then place on lined cookie sheet about 1.5-2 inches apart.

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Goodness me.

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They are dreamy little balls of deliciousness!

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I flattened each ball slightly with my hand and then sprinkled with a bit of kosher salt.

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Bake for 10 minutes at 350F. The cookies will firm up quite a bit so not to worry if they are initially soft.

Depending on how large or small your cookies are, you will have to adjust the baking time. :)

Cool for 5 minutes, and then make your sandwich cookie! Flip cookies bottom side up and spread one with cream cheese frosting (recipe linked above). Grab some cookie dough and form a patty and cover another cookie with it.

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Sandwich the two cookies together!

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The result is sheer ecstasy.

Baked cookies, cookie dough, and frosting. You can see why I made some into mini cookies! Actually the mini cookie is the perfect size, but the large ones are real show stoppers..

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An edible love story and perhaps one of the best tasting cookie sandwiches to ever cross my lips.

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It’s time to get back to business for this gal.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!! :)

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{ 114 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 14, 2010

Oh dear. I think my heart just stopped.

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christina cadden December 14, 2010

mm, looks so good! I want to come over and eat one!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) December 14, 2010

ok it’s official…i’m making these for my hubby immediately as a christmas present! he will DIE with that cookie dough patty in the middle!

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Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 14, 2010

Love the labeled diagram :). I’ve never had a cookie sandwich with a patty inside. I wanna try one though. Don’t be surprised if you hear a knock on your door!

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Holly @ couchpotatoathlete December 14, 2010

Angela, this is epic — it has never occurred to me to have raw cookie dough in between two baked cookies — you are a genius :)

Good luck with the Foodbuzz win — I’m pulling for you!

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Allison @ Food For Healing December 14, 2010

I am totally craving cookie dough now. I want to make chocolate chip cookies just for the cookie dough. yummmmmm!

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Roz December 14, 2010

If I vote twice, will you send me a cookie???
Kidding of course, you have my vote, and these look delicious! GOOD LUCK!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2010

bahaha thks!

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LK December 14, 2010

Hi, Angela! I’ve been reading your ‘blog for a few months now, and I just received my order of holiday Glo Bars in the mail (delicious — thus far I’ve tried the s’mores and the crunchy pecan pie delight). I figured given that you’ve become a regular part of my day I’d take this opportunity to share with you what an inspiration you are to me. While there are many aspects of my life I love (my husband, my cutie-pie rat terrier mix, my opportunities to become physically stronger through yoga/running/etc.), I take a daily lesson from your fearless pursuit of, well, wholeness (I recognize this is my word, not yours, so if you find it misses the mark, apologies).

Anyway, thanks much for your efforts. They mean a lot to me (and clearly others).

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Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan December 14, 2010

Wow! The words chocolate chip cookie and sandwich got me so excited. Looks amazing! :)

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Steph@stephsbitebybite December 14, 2010

No way!! I think I just died and went to heaven!!

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Nichole December 14, 2010

I bet kids would go crazy for this sandwich. It looks so decadent and really rich!!! Another winner!!! :)

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Bonnie December 14, 2010

WOW! I think I’ll try these out with our small group tonight – 4 men and 2 women could really enjoy these for dessert (and 1 woman in particular could really enjoy making these – read: sampling these!). ;) I voted for you yesterday – you are so talented and have obviously put so much work into each post – good luck!

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Kristina @ spabettie December 14, 2010

um, I’m sorry, what constitutes a “holiday cookie” ??

I’d say these ABSOLUTELY say Happy Holidays… oh my.

<3

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Kristina @ spabettie December 14, 2010

…and WHEN will they be in the Glo Bakery Store for me to buy??? ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2010

I like the way you think Kristina!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2010

I think you’d have to fight Eric for them! ;)

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 14, 2010

Voting for you!!! Wowza– I hope you win!!!!

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Lauren at KeepItSweet December 14, 2010

drooling.

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Gillian December 14, 2010

The new double down ;)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2010

haha I was thinking about that!

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Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 14, 2010

These DO look like sheer ecstasy! So naughty looking, but secretly vegan! Vegans do have more fun!
I have been tweeting and tweeting and tweeting you girl :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2010

thank you!!!!

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Lauren December 14, 2010

I’d rather make vegan goods after seeing your recipes & pictures!

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 14, 2010

Oh me oh my!!!!

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Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 14, 2010

That looks absolutely divine and something I would never expect to be vegan! Amazing concoction!

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Suzanne @ Continuing My Education December 14, 2010

You are a genius! I am continually amazed at the creations you come up with. Keep up the good work and you definitely have my vote for the food buzz project!

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Valerie @ City|Life|Eats December 14, 2010

Oh MY – these cookies are absolutely holiday-worthy – in fact they are all-the-time-worthy :)

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Jessica December 14, 2010

These look so good! I’m LOVING all these cookie posts!

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Andrea December 14, 2010

Ooooh my gosh, those look divine- the cookie dough patty?! It’s all too much! Genius.

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Amber K December 14, 2010

Okay, I have got to figure out how to make these gluten-free. A super chewy cookie is my goal. And that stack is insane! Droooooooooool ;)

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Dee December 14, 2010

Oh my good golly miss molly! *drools*

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Gloria December 14, 2010

Oh my…. I’m speechless. That looks delicious!!

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Tiffany @ Conor & Bella December 14, 2010

Those are the most amazing cookies I have ever seen. I currently have vegan gingerbread men in the oven, but now I want these!!!

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Victoria (District Chocoholic) December 14, 2010

I feel like there could also be a layer of cream cheese frosting under the dough layer. Yum.

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Healthy Chocoholic December 14, 2010

Those cookies look delicious!!!!!!! Can’t wait to make them!!!!

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christyn @ All Ways Nutritious December 14, 2010

wow these look to-die-for!!

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Balanced Healthy Life December 14, 2010

Can’t wait to see you win on Friday! Yay! I just voted, good luck! : )

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Summer December 14, 2010

Angie, with excitement ,i leave a love filled note for u here!
Was looking forward to cast my vote for u and yuppie i did!!
For me u are already a winner and poohy hugs with a Santa kiss jus for ya!!!
hip hippp hurray …..u go gurl and u sure do glow!

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Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) December 14, 2010

Woow these are insane! Such a genius idea, especially with putting cookie dough in the middle! Brilliant!! Such cravings now!
Voted too by the way! :D

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Svetlana December 14, 2010

Is it raw cookie dough? It is not dangerous to eat raw eggs? Thank you for your response :) These look amaaaaaaaazing.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 14, 2010

“Chewy, soft interiors with a slightly crisp outer edge…

Cream cheese buttercream frosting…and a cookie dough patty.”

THAT IS HEAVENLY!!!
Ok as a kid, I loved, i repeat LOVED Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies. I probably shouldnt admit that but i did. And to this day, I would probably eat them if it werent for them being way out of food allergy bounds, and not vegan. But i digress.

Your cookies remind me of the best possible recreation of an oatmeal cream pie. PLUS, you used Choc Chips!!!!

I have never ever been patient enough to refrig dough. Even for an hour. Ok, duly noted the 12 hr thing.

And you got my vote, done. Yesterday :)

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Stefanie December 14, 2010

You have out done yourself this time. Those look great. I like to refrigerate my cookie dough for at least an hour. It seems to bake and taste better. Also, I tried your Snickerdoodle cookies and thought they were really good. Thank you! :-)

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Rachel December 14, 2010

If I made all the sweets you’ve been making lately I would be fat, Fat, FAT! Dunno how you can make cinnamon rolls, nanaimo bars, and like 6 different kinds of cookies in 1 month and not have gained anything! LOL
I must say, they all look delicious though.
I’m going to copy you and make the cinnamon rolls on Christmas for my fam! Mmmmmmm!!
Good luck in PFB!!

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Jillian @ Reshape Your Life December 14, 2010

oh. my.

I think I just died and went to cookie heaven.

I really need to get a mixer asap!

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Courtney December 14, 2010

I can’t wait to try these! The Jacques Torres cookies have been my go-to chocolate chip cookie for a year now, and like any good baker, I experimented with dough refrigerated for 12 hours, 24 hours, 36 hours and 72 hours. 72 hours produced the best result. It was tough work, but somehow I made my way through it. If you can resist the urge to eat the dough for that long, you should give it a shot!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) December 14, 2010

Ive heard that 72 hours results in the best cookie with his recipe too! I found with this dough that I used, it got a bit dry after 2 days. Im sure I will experiment more in the future with it!

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