German Pumpernickel Sandwich Cookies
By Pat Duran kitchenchatter
This is somewhat similar to the meringue cookie , with the exception these have pumpernickel bread crumbs in them ; that makes them a little chewy and crunchy at the same time. Some of the rye berries stay in little pieces, when crumbled,that's what should happen. It is still a delicate cookie sandwich.
Real German Pumpernickel(whole rye berry bread) is made with whole rye meal, water , malt extract, salt and yeast.
Gobble them up!
Buy or grind nuts fine. Crumble bread as fine as possible(or use blender do not make dough of this just crumbs) then blend with the nuts.
In a large bowl beat egg whites and slowly add the remaining 1/4 sugar to the whites;until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold in the bread crumb mixture.Mixture will be slightly lumpy- that's fine.
Stir and warm the praline paste slightly in microwave -just to make spreadable.8 seconds.
Cool until the filling sets.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish at 30 second intervals and spread on the cookies. or drizzle on a little.
Store in airtight tin container.