Ingredients

How to make it

  • Place the chocolate in the top of a small double boiler over hot water on moderate heat. Cover until partially melted, then uncover and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  • In the large bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter. Add the vanilla and sugar and beat to mix well. Add the melted chocolate and beat until incorporated. Then add the light cream or milk and the egg and beat to mix well. On low spead add the sifted dry ingredients, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula and beating only until incorporated.
  • Place the dough on a piece of wax paper, fold the sides of the paper over the dough and press down on the paper to flatten the dough to a scant 1-inch thickness, wrap in the paper and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes --no longer or the dough will crack when you roll it out. (However, if you do refrigerate it for longer -- even overnight -- let it stand at room temperature for about an hour before rolling it out.)
  • Adjust two racks to divide oven into thirds and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil.
  • Flour a pastry cloth and place the dough on it. (If you have doubled the recipe, roll only half of the dough at a time.) With a floured rolling pin -- which should be refloured frequently to avoid sticking -- roll the dough out until it is only 1/8-inch thick (thin).
  • I use a round cookie cutter that is 2 3/4 inches in diameter -- use any size you like, and cut the cookies as close to each other as possible.
  • Place the cookies 1/2 inch apart on the aluminum foil. (It might be necessary to transfer the cookies from the pastry cloth to the foil with a wide metal spatula -- handle them carefully in order to keep them perfectly round and flat.)
  • Leftover pieces of the dough should be pressed together and rerolled.
  • Bake two sheets at a time for 7 to 8 minutes, reversing the sheets top to bottom and front to back once to insure even taking. Bake until the cookies feel almost firm to the touch. These are supposed to be crisp (they will become more crisp as they cool) and they should not be underbaked, but watch them carefully to be sure they do not burn. (If you bake one sheet at a time, bake it on the upper rack.)
  • With a wide metal spatula, transfer the cookies to racks to cool. Store airtight. Makes 36 2 3/4 inch cookies.
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    " It was excellent "
    alp26 ate it and said...
    This looks very good. I've had something very similar except it was Nabisco cookies in a log form with vanilla whippped cream in between each cookie and around the log.
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  • conner909 5 years ago
    thanks for the post...these cookies look good and your directions are so clear and complete!
    Am bookmarking for later in the year.
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    thanks Annieamie for the recipe, I´ll make them soon, let´s check the new creations from Ahmed-
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  • annieamie 6 years ago
    You know that we're all ready for those desserts, Ahmed! Show us please?
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Just made them yesterday!! Delicious! I have a lot of ideas to use them in a creamy rich cake...
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    " It was excellent "
    rasputendebarry ate it and said...
    Whoa, no one ever sent in a recipe just for me. Annie, I'm gonna go out and buy the biggest round cake pan I can find and a few cases of wafers and gallons of whipping cream and make the cake in that picture above. Do you think that Ruth and Simon would like that for a wedding cake? You could serve it up with an ice cream scooper. Thank you, Ma'am for the wafer recipe. Maybe I'll get brave and try this one.
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    How perfect, Annie - and how sweet of you! Ahmed will love this recipe, I'm sure - and we can all drool over his next creation with these!!
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Refuse to pay so much for cookies....Thanks, now I can make my own...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    I can't find enough words to thank you my dear friend Annieamie. As Helene said, that's an honor my dear friend and I will do my best to make new desserts from it.Thank you so much.. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    What a gorgeous cake! That's quite an honor for Ahmed but I'd venture to say that no one deserves it more than he does.
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Mmmmmm........Fantastic post!This looks and sounds wonderful.Thanks for sharing.
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  • fluffy24 6 years ago
    I've been looking for a recipe dor chocolate wafers. My husband loves the famous wafers with sweetened whipped cream sandwiched between to cookies and the frozen to make a delicious ice cream sandwich. Those cookies are not cheap.
    Thanks for the post!
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