Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Always wondered about the name here -- Where's a recipe for longbread, anyway! Wherever the one is found, this particular recipe was located in the Taste of Home's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook, Vol 2, 2003!
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened (no substitute)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 -2 tablespoon baking cocoa
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, then add vanilla & mix well.
- In another bowl, whisk together flour, sugar & cocoa, then add to creamed mixture, beating about 3 minutes or until dough holds together.
- Pat the dough into a 9-inch by 4-inch rectangle, then cut into 2-inch by 1 1/2-inch strips.
- Place strips 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Prick each strip several times with a fork.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until set.
- Set sheets on wire rack(s) to cool for 5 minutes, then remove shortbreat to wire rack(s) to cool completely.
Delightful! Intense but not overly sweet! I made with the higher amount of cocoa, and I added walnuts. I formed into one block, didn't cut into bars before cooking, and purposely cooked the block longer (22-25 minutes) and at a lower temperature (325 degrees) in hopes of getting more of a dryer biscotti texture. Even then, they were nicely soft, never got too hard.
These were just okay for me. On their own they are nice but I felt like they needed an accompaniment - like ice cream or some frosting for me to like them more and I was right, I enjoyed it much more with ice cream. Thanks for posting.
I was looking for a small batch cookie recipe to prepare for a tiny group of chocolate fanatics. This fit the bill on two counts and the results were just delicious. I also finely chopped dried cherries and added them to half the batch. This made it harder to cut the strips but the taste was delicious. Thanks!