Especially sinful when filled with pure ganache.


MAKES ABOUT 20 PIES

Pies:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 cup milk





Ganache:

1⁄2 cup heavy cream

4 oz dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add the egg and mix well.
  4. Add milk, vanilla, flour, and cocoa and mix until you have a smooth dough.
  5. Drop 2-teaspoon mounds of the dough onto parchment-lined baking trays.
  6. Bake until firm to the touch, about 11 to 12 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. Place cream and chocolate in a double boiler and melt together.
  9. Once smooth, remove from heat and cool until it has a creamy consistency.
  10. Place some ganache between two pies.

TIP:

Photography by Linda Pugliese

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