Spiced Walnut Crust Cookie with Chocolate Ganache and Sea Salt

Spiced Walnut Crust Cookie with Chocolate Ganache and Sea Salt

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

 

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Spiced Walnut Crust Cookie with Chocolate Ganache and Sea Salt is part of our 2014 Dessert Trends–and one of our favorites!

You can skip the sea salt but don't skip the walnuts on top. They bring an extra layer of texture that makes these cookies something special.

Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, finely ground, divided
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon, cloves, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 In a medium bowl, combine butter and powdered sugar.
  • 3 Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth or use an electric mixer with a paddle.
  • 4 Add in 1/2 cup ground nuts.
  • 5 Sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a bowl.
  • 6 Add to the dough. Mix until well blended.
  • 7 Place dough on parchment paper and roll up.
  • 8 Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • 9 Unwrap and roll into quarter sized balls, place on prepared baking sheet and bake 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 10 Remove from oven and let cool.
  • 11 Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second intervals.
  • 12 Top cooled cookies with chocolate, sea salt and remaining walnuts.

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