Blood Orange Ganache stuffed Cookies with Dark Chocolate

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Blood oranges truly make the most beautiful, colorful and flavorful desserts. I wait for citrus season to make blood orange treats. The different hues of blood oranges from the maroons, crimsons, to the deep oranges are truly so pretty! I have lots of blood orange dessert recipes on my blog that have all been unique in some way or the other.


I got inspiration for stuffing a cookie from my Instagram friend Sam who runs her super amazing blog here called ButterMilk by Sam . If you have not visited her blog, or her Instagram, what are you waiting for?? She is so talented, and I love her innovative and creative recipes, especially her Rainbow Bundt Cake that is truly to die for! 


She made a cookie with a lemon curd filling, which looked so gooey and amazing! That inspired me to make a blood orange ganache stuffed cookie. I have been thinking of how good blood orange ganache must taste, so I had to experiment and make it. 

blood orange ganache stuffed cookies


blood orange ganache stuffed cookies



The blood orange ganache ingredients are pretty straight forward, and it does not even take time to make it. It will not take more than half an hour to make it.

Valrhona Ivoire 35% White Couverture Chocolate Feves: Make sure that you get the best white chocolate to make ganache. I get the Valrhona brand, and it truly makes an amazing ganache!

Blood Orange juice: Freshly squeezed blood orange juice is a must.

Zest from 2 blood oranges: This imparts more flavor to the ganache.

Light Corn Syrup: This results in a smooth ganache, and provides the texture and the necessary sweetness to the ganache.

Vanilla extract: Vanilla is important for the final flavor

Touch of pink food gel: For that pretty pink blood orange color!


The process is quite simple, so do not get intimidated by it. Simply melt the white chocolate in a bowl, in the microwave in 3 x 30 second increments. Mix the blood orange juice and zest in the mixture, along with the light corn syrup. Then put it into a tall jar, add the vanilla and color, and using a hand blender, blend the mixture to emulsify it well until you get a smooth ganache.


Next you want to place it on a mini baking tray, cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate it for a few hours. Freeze it afterwards until ready to use.


The cookie recipe is pretty straightforward. I tried the recipe with 2 different measurements in ingredients to see what kind of cookie it would make. 


I add candied blood oranges and coarsely chopped dark chocolate to the cookie, making it absolutely irresistible! I mean blood orange and chocolate is a fantastic combination, and I cannot rave about it enough!

blood orange ganache stuffed cookies


The first cookie is thin, and crispy on the edges. And the second cookie is slightly chunky, it does not spread as much as the previous cookie, and is also a bit crispy on the edges. The second cookie has less all purpose flour, less baking soda, less granulated sugar. I added light brown sugar and baking powder to the second cookie. Both taste wonderful, but if asking for preference, I prefer the first cookie :). 

blood orange ganache stuffed cookies


The cookie dough needs a short chilling time. The cookie dough is divided into about 15 to 16 equal portions. Each dough ball requires an indentation, a heaped teaspoon of blood orange ganache is added in the middle, and the dough ball is sealed, rolled in granulated sugar and placed on a baking tray.


I suggest not to bake more than 4 cookies at a time, so that they bake evenly. Also these cookies spread so you want to have enough space between the cookies to allow that to happen. The cookies bake at 375 degrees and take about 16 minutes to bake. The cue is always to look for light brown edges, because ovens vary from home to home.

blood orange ganache stuffed cookies

Also use a cookie ring to scout the cookie so that it maintains its shape. You can also just use a spatula to nudge the cookie into a round shape. I add a couple of chocolate feves and also add small pieces of candied blood oranges on the top, and bake it for another minute for the chocolate to melt. 


The cookie is SOO good with the ganache, and the candied blood oranges and the chocolate! It truly is a slice of heaven on a plate! It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I loved this cookie a LOT.


I hope you get a chance to bake it too, and if you do, please do not forget to tag #thejamlab on Instagram and/or leave a comment on the blog.




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