Monday, December 5, 2011
Day 1: Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
There's this place on the Big Island of Hawaii that does these amazing shortbread cookies. They're $15 and totally worth it. I thought no one could make them as good as they do. I was wrong. I found the easiest basic shortbread recipe ever and it is so flavorful and buttery they were snarfed down quickly by the Mr's co-workers. (I actually did a little extra exercise to fit in a 3rd cookie they were so amazing) I know I'm really building these up but dang man, I've never tasted anything so heavenly.
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
1 cup Land O Lakes salted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
48 (120 g) Wilton Dark Cocoa Candy Melts
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar then gradually stir in the flour. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Divide dough in half and roll into two 12" logs. Roll each in plastic wrap and chill for about 15 minutes. Cut logs into 1/4- 1/3" slices (about 22 per log) Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork on one side. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes or until bottom begins to brown. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Microwave chocolate melts for 30 seconds then 10 additional seconds as needed until just melted and stir until smooth. Dip the side with the fork marks in the chocolate and remove excess with a small knife. Add sprinkles of your choice or leave dipped plain.
Makes 44 cookies
Nutritional Information per cookie: Calories: 81 Total Fat 5g Sat Fat 3g Mono Fat 1 Cholesterol 11mg Sodium 33mg Potassium 18mg Total Carbs 10g Sugar 5g Protein 1g Vit A- 3% Iron 2%
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