Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chocolate-Drizzled Shortbread

I loved decorating these cookies. I thought they came out so pretty, and I was able to use a frosting tool that my mom found in a cabinet a few weeks ago while cleaning them. They were fast to make, it only took about thirty minutes plus maybe ten or fifteen minutes to decorate. The recipe made about 1-1/2 dozen…but the cookies are made to be pretty small and thin, that’s the only thing I didn’t like, I would have wanted to make the cookies a little bigger and still be able to have 1-1/2 dozen. Also, because these cookies are shortbread cookies and are suppose to be very soft, when the dough was still raw, it wouldn’t stay stuck together and was hard to handle. But luckily when the cookies came out of the oven they were very good and stayed soft.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 tsp. shortening

•In mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar. Then, beat in vanilla and mix well.
•Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
•Shape into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar.
•Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
•For drizzle, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.


  1. First of all, your blog is extremely cool and eatable! I'm not much of a cook but I do enjoy baking desserts such as cakes, brownies, and especially cookies. Unfortunately, I try not to bake them often because I have to watch my weight. I will treat myself one day and try out one of your recipes. I was thinking that perhaps you could post a cookie recipe for those who are "weight watchers", just like me! I would love to make some "fat free" or some kind of low calorie cookies. That would be great! It would be nice if you though about posting a "healthy" cookie recipe. Keep up the "deliciousness" in your blog! :D

  2. Those sound absolutely phenomenal! I love chewy cookies. Great update.

  3. This has to be one of my favorite blogs! I would love to eat all those cookies! I love to bake so I might have to test this out. I also love the elaborate designs that are put onto each cookie! It makes each and every one of them more unique.

  4. These cookies look adorable! It also sounded like they were fun to decorate, which I love since it lets you add a touch of your own style to a delicious cookie. I love that they are thin and small, incase I continuously eat them! Shortbread cookies are my favorite since they are not too sweet and the perfect texture. I love how you always include whether they stay soft or not because I hate making cookies that turn hard right away so I can save them for a few days and eat then over a week rather then throw them away the next day.

  5. I agree with Juliana. For those of us that probably shouldn't be having endless amounts of delicious cookies that are offered up by the recipes on your blog a fat free recipe would be lovely. With that said these cookies look amazing and I just love shortbread. If only school and swimming didn't take up so much of my time I would try these recipes.