Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Chocolate Shortbread Cookie

          Hi, I know its been a really long time since my last post, but it has been a real hectic couple of months. I promise to be more regular going further.

          Today I am back with a sweet treat for everyone - Chocolate Shortbread cookies. These cookies are a classic Scottish dessert and get their name from the crumbly texture.

  • 2 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 3/4 cup softened Butter
  • 1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cup melted Chocolate
  • Mix the melted butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Now add the Vanilla extract and beat at medium speed till it is creamy. If you don't have a beater, stir it thoroughly
  • Now add the flour slowly and continue mixing it on a low speed
  • Mix it till the mixture leaves the sides of the bowl and forms a smooth soft dough
  • Now divide the mixture in 3 parts, and flatten each part a bit.
  • Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate it for couple of hours
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 375o F.
  • Now, roll out the dough a little more, and cut out the desired cookie shapes. I made the circles
  • Arrange them on a cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes or till they turn golden brown.
  • Remove from oven, let it stand for 10 minutes.
  • Dip the cookies in the melted chocolate and then cool on the wire racks.
  • Once they are completely cooled, store them in an air-tight container. Enjoy!!