Chocolate Chip Cookies Sandwiches

I love twofer desserts like this chocolate sandwich cookie.Who wouldn’t want two cookies with a good smashing of chocolate frosting in the middle, right? Ahem, those ready to object please put your hands down (more on that in a bit). Where were we? Ah, yes, cookie sandwich. This is a meet-up of two classics: chocolate chip cookies and ganache, but with one small component that turns this classic on its side. The game changer: chipotle chili powder.

I know smoky and heat in a cookie? With chocolate? Yes, and yes. Think of it as a cup of Mexican Hot Cocoa but in a cookie form. Of course the chocolate is the anchor in this recipe, but around that you’ll find a faint smoky taste. If you haven’t had this combination, you are in for a good surprise. It draws you in and then quickly establishes itself as a flavor enhancer to the cinnamon and nutmeg in the cookie dough recipe, and mostly importantly, the slight heat from the chipotle chili flavoring gives the chocolate a boost in flavor by providing a strong contrast for the chocolate to rest upon.

Now, lets circle back to the beginning of this post and talk about the naysayer aka a five-year-old who at first glance said, “Oh, you ruined the cookies. Why did you put frosting on it?” Of course like any good mom, I was determined to have him at least taste it.

Okay, so I had to bribe him —judge me. The verdict,”These are awful”. I’d like to say that by awful he meant weird, but he meant awful. After further probing, he explained “They just don’t taste like the ones dad buys.”. His dad buys Chips Ahoy Cookies. That’s his bench mark? Seriously? I’m sending him to reform school.

And I’m sending you guys over to Better Homes and Garden’s Delish Dish for the recipe, since everyone knows a 5-year-old is in no way an authority on anything that is contrary to Mom.

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17 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies Sandwiches”

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    Caroline @ Pass the Cocoa — February 1, 2013 @ 5:14 pm

    Aw, your son doesn’t know what he’s miss out on (: These look amazing Naomi! I love the chocolate-chile combination, and will definitely have to try these out!


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 1, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    Chocolate with a kick – great idea for jazzing things up! Great pics as always!


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    Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations — February 1, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    These look like perfect cookie monster cookies – seriously!(if I ignore the frosting). But that spicy addition sounds soo intriguing!


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    Mary @ The Kitchen Paper — February 1, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    This sounds like heaven… your son will one day come to his senses!


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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 1, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Hahaha. I love your son’s remarks. “You ruined them!” “Awful!” Great fun, that is. Instead of a son, I have a husband who just says, “It’s not my favorite” to everything that isn’t the NYT chocolate chip cookie or sour cream coffee cake. SO annoying!

    Love the sound of these and those pictures! Goodness.


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    Natasha — February 1, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    One day, your little one will understand the wisdom in chipotle-chocolate combination!

    My boyfriend is a coffee shop owner, and they do a chipotle sipping chocolate that is toooooo die for! I have no doubt that these cookie sandwiches are just as incredible. And they’re cute too!


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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 2, 2013 @ 3:53 am

    I’ll take the kids cookies if he doesn’t want them!


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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 2, 2013 @ 4:16 am

    Chipotle chili and chocolate can do no wrong!


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    Michelle DuPuis — February 2, 2013 @ 4:53 am

    Umm…I think I’ve said it before, but I’m pretty sure we need to be neighbors. Yum!


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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 3, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    I’m with Michelle, I’d love to have you as a neighbor.


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    Erin R. — February 3, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

    Ugh, I HATE Chips Ahoy! Homemade cookies rule the world! Someday when he’s older your little boy will realize what he has and what you have given him. My husband never knew homemade cookies existed until one day right after we met I pulled out the mixer and said I was making some. He thought the choices were Chips Ahoy (gag!) or refrigerator cookie dough from the store. But now…now he understands. And there is no going back once you understand.

    These look absolutely sublime. I’ll take two, please.


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    thyme (sarah) — February 3, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    You just gather all those cookies from your cute-as-a-button 5-year old, find a shipping box…and I’ll send you my address. Mom issue resolved!!


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    Sarah — February 4, 2013 @ 1:05 am

    Your photos and styling are perfect as always! As for the 5 yr old, well its hard to compete with the amount of sugar and salt in a Chips Ahoy, but come on! These have frosting! FROSTING!


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    marla — February 4, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    These are adorable and look oh so tasty!


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    Amanda — February 4, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    Gorgeous and brilliant as usual. :)


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    Chantel — February 4, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    Naomi, this may sound like a silly question but did you use a cookie cutter to make your cookies shaped so perfectly? They look fabulous! *sigh* I’m never going to get rid of my pregnancy rate at the rate I’ve been baking lately, lol!


    • Naomi replied: — February 4th, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

      Chantel- I did not, but these cookies also hold their shape really well. Pregnancy weight-yes, I remember that. You’ll get there! :)


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