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Old 09-09-2013, 02:05 AM   #1
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Chocolate chip cookie mooncakes

In a couple of weeks China will celebrate the mid autumn festival. One of the traditional foods is something called a moon cake. It is round, usually 2-2.5" in diameter and about an inch thick. The mooncake is filled with a variety of substances, ranging from red bean paste to a mixture of nuts and seeds. The closest thing I can think of to a moon cake is a fix newton. The fillingis very similar - chewy and a little sweet. The "cake" part of the moon cake seems to be a very simple recipe, even though I have never seen the recipe. I would like to make a chocolate chip cookie mooncake. I have tried using the regular choco chip recipe - Nestles Tollhouse - but the butter in the recipe makes the cookies cook down too flat. Any ideas on how to get around this? The mooncake is put into a press before it is cooked that stamps a design on the top and bottom.

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Old 09-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Try using margarine instead of butter. If margarine is available.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #3
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Make sure you dough is very cold before you put them in the oven. Place each tray in the freezer for about ten minutes. Then bake.
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Sounds like you're looking for the texture of Whoopie pies. Try this recipe for the soft cookie part:
http://bakingbites.com/2012/05/choco...cream-filling/
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:59 AM   #5
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Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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I think adding chocolate chips to the dough would cause trouble when you place the cookie in the mold.

I would go with an Italian Pastaciotti filled with chocolate. You could probably use the traditional moon cake dough and just fill it with the chocolate cream. Also good with lemon or vanilla cream.

Pusties Pastaciotti Recipe.


How to Make Moon Cakes: 12 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:06 PM   #7
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Why not just use a mooncake recipe and substitute chocolate chips mixed with a bit of the dough for the filling?

Let me google that for you
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