Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby Shortbread Bites with Mini Chocolate Chips and Toffee Bits

I haven’t had many shortbread cookies because I tend to think of them as dry and crunchy. But when I saw these at Farm Girl Fare, the pics looked so good that I decided to give them a try. I am SO glad that I did. These little buttery morsels are melt-in-your-mouth delish. I only dipped a few in chocolate because I ran out of time, but they are great without the extra chocolate. (Did I just say that?) I had one with a mug of hot chocolate. Superb!


Baby Shortbread Bites with Mini Chocolate Chips and Toffee Bits

1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 c. mini Heath chips
1 T. vegetable shortening

Preheat the oven to 350°. Cream together the butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Mix in the flour until combined, then stir in (or add with the mixer on the slowest speed) 1 cup of the chocolate chips and the Heath chips. Shape spoonfuls of dough into small balls, about one inch wide. Place two inches apart on a cookie sheet that has either been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Press down lightly to give each cookie a slightly flat surface to rest on.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until fairly firm to the touch. Let the cookies cool completely before removing from the pan, as shortbread is very brittle. Melt the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler, stirring frequently until smooth. Dip one end of each cookie into the chocolate, then place on waxed paper or parchment paper until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Yield: About 4 dozen

9 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE shortbread! I can't wait to try this one!

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  2. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. You got me here. Shortbread, with chocolate and toffee? I am sure there isn't anything more delicious. Can't wait to try these!

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  3. mmmmm I love toffee/heath bar... and it even tastes good without the dab of chocolate? I'll have to give it a try. Sounds yummy with a cup of hot chocolate.

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  4. Goodness. These sound incredible! I love shortbread.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love shortbread, amnd the addition of toffee and choc chips yummy. I have an Elfin shortbread that I do for Xmas, that I will be posting soon. I am goig to follow along.

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  6. Hi Valerie! Nice to meet you!

    OK, those cookies look amazing! Thanks for visting my blog!

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  7. I just found you through my sisters blog, keeper worthy recipes!! What a lovely blog you have here!! What a gorgeous delicious sounding cookie!! I'll be following along. Look forward to more!

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  8. Oh I baked something very similar just before a few hours! They were so delicious that they are gone by now, so these must be totaly awesome! :)

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  9. Mmmmm, mmmm! I'm rethinking my dislike of cookie baking! LOL, for me less chocolate is more so I'm totally okay with the undipped ones.
    ~ingrid

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