Chocolate Dipped Shortbread
photo by HokiesMom
- Ready In:
- Preheat oven to 170C (fan forced) about 185/190C for conventional.
- Cream butter and caster sugar together until fluffy.
- Toss in the flour, baking powder and vanilla essence and mix till combined.
- Place spoonfulls of mixture onto a lined baking tray and lightly press with a fork to flatten a little if you like.
- Bake in oven fir 15 to 20 minutes (my friend set hers for 12 minutes and kept a check from then - her oven tends to be hot - and reconed they were perfect at 16 to 18 minutes - won't disagree with her on that).
- Allow to cool and then drizzle over with the melted chocolate of choice.
OMG Pat, this recipe is incredible!!!! It is easy to make, very quick and tastes sooooo good! The texture is crumbly and melt in your mouth, just like shortbread should be. The vanilla comes through nicely and makes for a very pleasant shortbread. I used ground vanilla bean pods instead of the essence and thus reduced the amount to 1/8 ts for half the recipe. I ended up with 21 big cookies from half the recipe and Im sure theyll be gone in a flash. I am completely thrilled to have found this recipe as Im a shortbread addict and these are so good! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this fantastic keeper with us! Made and reviewed for PRMR Tag Game July 2010.
I love these cookies. They have just the right amount of sweetness for a shortbread cookie. I used recipe#414465 for the caster sugar and therefore omitted the extract. I also took a previous reviewers advice and flattened the dough before baking. Finally I dipped the cookies in melted chocolate so that half the cookie was coated. They took 17 minutes to bake in my oven. Made for 1~2~3 Hits ~ Tag.
This is really a good recipe for shortbread. I just think that one important step is to mention flattening the mounds of cookie dough as they do not spread at all during baking so the 2nd batch I flattened them. The mounds from the 1st batch are much more crumbly then those that were flattened so to me that is a plus to flattening. The taste is spot on for true shortbread cookies. I used a semi-sweet chocolate to drizzle the cookies. A great treat for us all. Made for the Potluck Tag game.
I am sorry that I didn't get to take a photo of these but my husband and my inlaws ate them all before I had a chance to whip my camera out. Really, these were outstanding. So easy to make and were melt in your mouth. They took about 15 minutes in my gas oven. I set a timer for 12 minutes and then baked them the rest of the way with the oven door part open so I could watch and judge when they were done.
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