Double chocolate chip cookie sandwiches

Makes 12 cookies or six sandwiches

Cookies
100g soft butter

150g brown sugar

Dash vanilla essence

1 medium egg

150g self-raising flour

40g unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

150g chocolate chips

For the buttercream

200g soft butter

150g icing sugar

50g unsweetened cocoa powder

Dash vanilla essence

METHOD

1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar together, scraping down the bowl throughout mixing.

Add the egg and vanilla and mix together.

2. In a separate bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix. Finally add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.

3. Divide this dough into 12 balls and place on two lined baking trays and flatten slightly with a clean hand.

4. Place in a preheated oven set at 180°C (160°C Fan/Gas 4) and bake for 15 minutes. Once baked, remove and allow to cool on the tray.

5. While cooling, for the buttercream, in a bowl beat the butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla until smooth and creamy. You will need to scrape down the bowl at different stages.
6. Once the buttercream is ready, spread on the base of 6 cookies and top with another cookie and serve.

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