It is a lovely snack to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea while reading a good book.
We will begin by making a batch of butter cookies dough, rolling and cutting the cookies to fit in a loaf pan, and then we create the chocolate filling/coating.
You will need:
Mixer or Bowl and a strong spoon
Ingredients will be discussed in the appropriate steps but are also pictured here.
Step 1: Mix the Butter Cookie Dough
1 cup butter (I used real butter not margarin)
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp vanilla flavoring
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix the butter, sugar, and egg until mixed thoroughly. Add the vanilla. Stir in the flour and baking powder. Chill the dough before rolling.
Bake temp: 425 degrees for 5-7 mins or until delicately brown.
Step 2: Creating Your Cookie Template
I suggest you make the template to match the size of the loaf pan. I made my template slightly smaller than then pan and had a lot of space around the cookies to fill with chocolate.
Cut a piece of parchment paper the correct size and shape to fit your loaf pan.
Step 3: Roll Out and Cut the Cookie Dough
Bake according to your recipe directions. If using the cookie recipe I supplied bake at 425 degrees for 5-7 mins or until delicately brown.
Step 4: Prepare Your Loaf Pan
Step 5: Make Chocolate Flavored Powder Sugar
The proportions are such:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp coca powder
To make the chocolate recipe for this dessert treat you will need 1 1/2 cups of chocolate flavored powdered sugar.
Step 6: Making the Chocolate Topping
14 oz Chocolate of your choice (I used Milk Chocolate)
14 oz Butter
4 Eggs (I'm going to try 3 eggs next time to see if it sets stiffer)
1 1/2cups Chocolate Flavored Powdered Sugar
2-3 drops Vanilla Extract
Melt the butter and chocolate over low heat on the stove or in a microwave if you own one.
Meanwhile, in a medium/large bowl whisk the eggs and vanilla. Blend in the chocolate flavored sugar. Whisk it until fluffy.
When the chocolate and butter are fully melted pour the melted chocolate into the egg/sugar mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Step 7: Putting it All Together
Place a cookie on top of the chocolate and cover the cookie in chocolate.
Continue placing cookies and covering with chocolate until you run out of cookies, run out of chocolate, or run out of space in the pan.
The last layer should be chocolate.
Step 8: Refrigerate Until Set
Refrigerate the cake until set. I ended up placing the cake in the freezer also to help it set up. Next time I make this cake I will use 1 fewer egg to encourage a more solid chocolate coating.
Step 9: Unwrap and Slice
The chocolate wanted to stick to the plastic wrap so I used a butter knife to assist in separating the plastic from the cake.