Mrs. Fields Chocolate Dreams Cookies
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen
• 3/4 cup salted butter, softened
• 1/2 cup confectioners
• 1/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
• 2 large egg yolks
• 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
• 2 Tbsp. white sugar
In a medium bowl, cream butter using an electric mixer set at medium speed. Add confectioners’ and brown sugars and beat until smooth. Add yolks and vanilla, and mix at medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape bowl. Add the flour and blend at low speed until thoroughly combined.
Gather dough into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap or place in plastic bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
To prepare the filling:
Scald the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted. Remove from the heat.
Preheat oven to 325F.
Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough on floured board to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut circles with a 2-inch diameter cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheets one inch apart. Continue using dough scraps re-rolling and cutting until all dough is used. Drop one teaspoon of chocolate filling in center of each circle and top with another circle. Completely seal the edges using the tines of
a fork. Bake 15 to 16 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Transfer cookies to a cool flat surface with a metal spatula. Sprinkle with white sugar if desired.