Friends, I have a problem.
Not like a life threatening one or one that really matters in the grand scheme of things but it’s one that does make me question what I’m doing in the blogosphere.
I’m having a problem with focus. I feel like no matter how hard I try to define who I am as a blogger and the things I blog about, it all ends up becoming sort of muddled. No clear focus.
Yes, I understand it’s perfectly fine to have different interests as long as there’s some sort of central theme tying everything together. But I’m not sure I even have that. And the saying,’Write what you know’? I have no idea what that would be. A whole mish mash of things.
I guess if there is ONE thing I know, it’s desserts.
Like these gelato sandwiches.
The dark chocolate brownie cookies paired with the intense pistachio gelato will bring a smile to the face of anyone with a sweet tooth.
But you don’t have to take my word for it. *
Photos by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili
*Butterfly in the sky… I can go twice as high…
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 whole egg plus 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
- ¾ - 1 cup pistachio gelato
- To a large bowl add granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, butter, and vanilla.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. DO NOT OVERMIX. If desired, fold in mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough 1-2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Remove dough from refrigerator. Scoop teaspoon sized portions of dough onto parchment lined baking sheets, about 1 ½ inches apart.
- Bake for 8-11 minutes. Cool on pan for one minute. Remove cookies from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of gelato onto the flat side of one cookie. Top with another cookie and lightly press together. Repeat with remaining cookies and gelato.
- Place sandwiches on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet in the freezer for about 1-2 hours or until firm.