Tonight is my friend Natalie's long awaited burlesque performance. Burlesque is one of my favourite art forms because it incorporates all things feminine, and sexy, and glamorous! Plus there's usually lots of pink and rhinestones which always gets the tick of approval from me.
So to celebrate Natalie's performance, I wanted to bake her something that was in the similar vein of burlesque...
Enters whipped cream and strawberries..the ultimate pairing that screams sexy and decadent. Followed up by some choc chip cookies because they just remind me of good old fashion 'girl next door,' in pink plaid type thing. These ones are soft, a little chewy and perfectly thick.
Lo and behold, we have a strawberry sandwich cookie! Recipe below.
125g butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
1/2 of a 1/4cup filled with caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 generous tsp vanilla
1 cup self raising flour
3/4 cup plain flour
1 cup choc chips
splash of milk if needed
1 cup thickened cream, whipped
1 cup strawberries, chopped
Mix together the sugars with the melted butter until smooth. Add the beaten egg and vanilla, mix well. Gradually add the flours with the choc chips and mix. Add a splash of milk if needed. Dough should be a little shiny/wet, but not runny.
Place tbsps of the mixture onto a lined tray and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes on 160 degrees, or until golden brown. Allow to cool while you whip the cream. When cool, lather the cream onto the inner side of the cookie. Fill with chop strawberries and sandwich with another cookie. Serve.