Chocolate Shortbread with Minty Ganache Filling

17 May

Today I baked some delicious Chocolate Shortbread with Minty Ganache Filling and they turned out really really tasty.  At least for those who are fans of the mint/chocolate combination.  Which I seriously am.  It’s really one of my favorite flavour unions.

It all started when I had my first After Eight as a small child.  And the fact they come individually wrapped in those tiny black glassine envelopes makes them that much more appealing to me (lover of any sort of packaging!).

These are really rich cookies so one is definitely enough (ok maybe tw0).  The addition of the mint makes them slightly lighter than a shortbread with straight-up chocolate ganache.

Continue reading for recipe…

Recipe: Chocolate Shortbread with Minty Ganache Filling

2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Mint Ganache:

170 grams chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon mint extract

1.  Sift dry ingredients together in bowl.

2.  In mixer cream butter and sugar until smooth.  Add vanilla.

3.  Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.

4.  Divide dough in half and form each half into long log (about 10cm long).  Wrap in parchment paper and twist ends (now you can also form the wrapped logs into a rectangular shape).

5. Put in fridge for 2 hours (or overnight).

6.  Remove from fridge and cut thin slices (about 1 cm). Bake for 15-20 minutes in 160 degree C (325 degrees F) oven.

7.  To make ganache put cream in saucepan and bring to a boil.  Put the finely chopped chocolate in bowl and pour boiling cream on top.  Let stand a few minutes. Add mint extract and stir until smooth. Let cool about half and hour.

8.  Spread ganache on one shortbread and place second on top.

Enjoy!  Recipe found  here on Joy of Baking website.
Again another use for my suitcase full of origami paper!


5 Responses to “Chocolate Shortbread with Minty Ganache Filling”

  1. americanmominbordeaux May 17, 2012 at 20:28 #

    Yum – those sound delicious – will definitely need to try to make those soon!! I too am a mint chocolate lover!! Thanks

  2. trialsinfood May 17, 2012 at 21:39 #

    these look yummy! love your packaging!! 🙂 you’ve just given me an idea of what to do with leftover ganache from my failed attempt at making macarons.

  3. eclectic faerie May 18, 2012 at 01:18 #

    love chocolate mint anything ~ these look scrumptious

    your photos are lovely

  4. Elena May 22, 2012 at 19:44 #

    Mint and chocolate is a great combination. I’ve have never tasted chocolate shortbread, must try it. Your cookies look yummy, I bet your kids got pretty happy 😉
    Besos 🙂


  1. After Eight Brownies « jillian in italy - October 9, 2012

    […] a hint of that fresh minty taste just satisfies my sweet tooth like nothing else (see recipe for my Chocolate Shortbreads with Minty Ganache Filling too).  And the mint just gives me the idea that it’s healthier.  It is green and grows in my […]

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