For today’s Cookie Palooza recipe I bring you a cookie you don’t have to bake! What could be better than that? No flour to measure, no oven to turn on… Anyone can make this cookie. So, what is it? It’s a Cannoli Wafer Sandwich Cookie! And let me just tell you that I brought these cookies to a friend’s house and they were a hit with everyone.
So, here’s what you need for these cookies; vanilla wafers, whole-milk ricotta, confectioners’ sugar, sugar, vanilla extract, white candy coating and miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips.
I began by making the cannoli filling by mixing whole-milk ricotta with confectioners’ sugar, sugar and vanilla extract.
Next, I spread a teaspoon of the filling on the bottom half of the vanilla wafers and then topped them with another wafer.
Once I had used up all of the cookies in the box….
I dipped each of the sandwich cookies halfway into melted white candy coating – I used White Wilton Candy Melts. I dipped about five cookies at a time and then sprinkled mini chocolate chips on them. You don’t want the candy coating to set too much or the chocolate chips won’t stick to the cookies. Once I dipped all of the cookies I placed the cookies in the refrigerator for a few minutes so the candy coating could set.
And finally, I dusted the cookies with confectioners’ sugar. How simple is that!?!?
While these cookies are delicious and you might be tempted to save a few for the following day, they are best eaten the same day they are assembled.
Cannoli Wafer Sandwich Cookies
1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus additional for dusting the cookies
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (12 oz.) vanilla wafers
12 oz. white candy coating, melted
1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a small bowl mix together the ricotta cheese, confectioners’ sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract until well blended.
Spread 1 scant teaspoon filling on half of the vanilla wafers and then top with the other half of the cookies.
Dip each of the sandwich cookies halfway into the melted candy coating and place on wax paper. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and let the cookies stand until set, about 10 minutes. Alternatively you can place the cookies in the refrigerator for a few minutes to speed up the process.
Refrigerate the cookies until serving. Dust with confectioners’ sugar prior to serving.
Recipe from Taste of Home