It’s no secret how much I LOVE cookies and hearts too…
and Spritz Cookies are ALWAYS a good idea, these are filled with a deliciously whipped chocolate ganache.
No matter what time of year it is, cookies are ALWAYS a good idea.
Just seeing a jar or platter of cookies is often excitement enough,
especially if you know they will be great tasting cookies.
Spritz cookies are delicious and buttery and tender!
I’ve filled spritz cookies before with frosting, but it’s quite soft and the ganache is thicker and doesn’t squish out of the cookies as easily when bitten into,
plus this whipped ganache tastes amazing!
And if you’ve visited here before you know I LOVE hearts and have a fun post full of heart-shaped cookies and desserts HERE, take a look they are so cute!
These cookies are adorable on their own, and extra fun when filled!
pink heart cookies with chocolate frosting, soft and squishes when bit into, the ganache is better. Chill frosting to firm it up.
The best thing about spritz cookies,
one batch makes a lot of cookies
there are many shapes to fit all sorts of occasions
the cookie dough can be colored any color to fit any theme you prefer
Now onto the filling, it’s a whipped ganache!
It has a rich chocolate flavor, is easy to make and tastes amazing!
I used a round #12 piping tip to pipe it onto the cookies.
I think sandwich cookies are just about the cutest things ever!
Click for my other sandwich cookies:
- Pineapple Sandwich Cookies
- Simple SMORE’S – no baking required!
- Brownie Whoopie Pies
- Easy Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375°
- In the bowl of a mixer beat butter with sugar then add in egg and vanilla.
- Mix in flour and salt on medium until well blended and dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl without over mixing. Overmixed dough will result in a dryer, tougher cookies. You want the dough to be tender so the cookies come out soft and not dry.
- Place dough into cookie press, with heart attachment.
- Press cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheets at least an inch apart.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes, remove cookies form oven when edges or bottoms are just golden.
- Allow cookies to cool completely before moving or filling.
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cups dark chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli 60% Chocolate Chips)
- Heat heavy cream until you see little bubbles (either on the stove or in the microwave)
- Place chocolate in a bowl, pour heated heavy cream over the chocolate let sit for a few minutes.
- The heavy cream will start to melt the chocolate, then start mixing, until the chocolate is all melted and smooth and glossy.
- Allow the chocolate ganache to cool completely (either on the counter or in the fridge) if the ganache is soft, place it in the fridge for up to 30 minutes if you cooled it on the counter.
- Whip the ganache with a mixer until it's fluffy.
- Place ganache in a piping bag with a large round tip.
- Pipe onto completely cooled cookies to create cookie sandwiches.
- Ganache is so versatile, (whipped or regular ganache) you can use it as a filling, or on top of a cake or whipped ganache can be used as a filling for cakes and cupcakes or as a frosting.
>>>Keep scrolling for more spritz cookies
Here are some spritz cookies dyed pink, just a little bit of food coloring adds some fun to any cookie!
Here is a fun post on Spritz cookies that I found trying to see how long spritz cookies have been around with some history thrown in too.
And more info on cookie presses with history on the aluminum company that made the ever popular Miro press (that I use).
The Mirro Aluminum Company was in business from 1909-2003 so even though they do not make cookie presses anymore, there are plenty of them still out there, just check your local thrift store or online like eBay. I have two presses and love how you can easily make batches and batches of delicious pretty cookies quickly!
There are many other cookies presses made now, so with a little looking, I’m sure you’ll find one you like if you don’t already have one.
HERE is a recent post of POPPY SPRITZ COOKIES I shared, these are really worth checking out.
Really nice receipie..Thank You for sharing details
Can these be frozen with the ganache?
You can freeze the cookies with ganache, be sure to unwrap the cookies, and place them in the fridge so they slowly thaw (I would place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet), I would not recommend thawing at room temperature, you’ll get condensation as they thaw and that will result in water on the cookie, which will make them mushy. Alternatively, you can freeze them without the ganache and add it when the cookies are thawed.