Unveiling a gem of a treat – the Shortbread Chocolate Cookies. An easy-to-make batter that transforms into a mouthwatering delight, this recipe promises a burst of buttery flavor coupled with the richness of chocolate. The best part? The making is as enjoyable as the eating. Whether you’re sipping coffee on a quiet evening or having friends over, this cookie is the perfect accompaniment. And if you love it, which we’re sure you will, don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends!
Butter (room temperature, unsalted) – for that classic shortbread flavor.
Confectioner sugar – for a creamy, smooth texture.
Pure vanilla extract (1 teaspoon) – for a hint of vanilla goodness.
All-purpose flour – the base of our cookie.
Salt – just a pinch to balance the sweetness.
Semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate (6 ounces/180 grams) – finely chopped.
Preparing the Batter: In a mixing bowl, beat the room-temperature butter until it’s smooth. Gradually add confectioner sugar and a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Continue beating until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
Flour Addition: In a separate bowl, whisk the all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt. Gently fold this into the butter mixture, blending until it’s just incorporated.
Rolling and Cutting: Divide the dough in half. Roll each portion between parchment papers until about 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Don’t forget to space them about 2 inches apart. Refrigerate the cookies to help them retain their shape during baking.
Baking: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes or until they sport a light brown hue. Remember, the longer they bake, the crispier they become.
Chocolate Dip: Melt 3 ounces (90 grams) of the chocolate over simmering water. Once melted, add the remaining chocolate, stirring until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Dip one end of each cookie into the chocolate mixture and place them back on the parchment paper. Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.
Shortbread Chocolate Cookies are more than just sweet treats; they’re memories in the making. The buttery shortbread combined with the rich chocolate creates a symphony of flavors, perfect for every palate. So, put on your chef’s hat, delve into the world of baking, and whip up these delightful cookies. And as you relish every bite, share the joy by sharing the recipe!