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Shortbread Cookies

Delicious shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Chilling time 30 minutes
Total 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 290 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 to 7 ounces semisweet chocolate finely chopped
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. 3. Roll the dough ½-inch thick and cut into 3 by 1-inch fingers, either using a cookie cutter, pastry wheel, or pizza cutter. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. 4. When the cookies are cool, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put 3 ounces of the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave on high power for 30 seconds. Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to heat and stir in 30-second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Add the remaining chocolate and allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it's completely smooth. Stir vigorously until the chocolate is smooth and slightly cooled; stirring makes it glossier.
  5. 5. Dip ½ of each cookie into the chocolate to coat, letting the excess drip off. Set back on the parchment-lined sheet and let sit at room temperature until chocolate is set. Store at room temperature in a tin.
Nutrition Facts
Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.