Tested till perfect Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread

The little ones start from scratch and end with scrumptious in our easy-to-follow cookie-baking lesson.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2006

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  • Portion size 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcornstarch
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbutter, softened
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspvanilla

Decorations:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupmilk chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspvegetable oil
  • 1 cup 1cuppieces of candy-coated chocolatecandy-coated chocolates, coloured sprinkles or stars
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Preparation

Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper. Place oven rack in centre of oven. Heat to 300°F (150°C).

In mixing bowl, whisk flour with cornstarch. In large mixing bowl and using wooden spoon, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Stir in vanilla.

Stir in flour mixture, half at a time, to make smooth dough with no streaks.

On lightly floured work surface and using hands, roll dough into two 9-inch (23 cm) logs; cut each log into 9 pieces. Roll each piece into ball. Place, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on prepared baking sheets.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in centre of oven until bottoms are golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Wearing oven mitts, transfer baking sheets to rack. Let cool for 2 minutes. Using metal spatula, transfer cookies to rack and let cool completely.

Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Pour enough water into small saucepan to come 1 inch (2.5 cm) up side. Heat on stove over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Remove from heat.

Place chocolate chips and oil in heatproof bowl. Wearing oven mitts, place bowl over hot water; stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. (Be careful not to get any water in chocolate or it will clump.) Move bowl to work surface.

Dip cookies, 1 at a time, halfway into chocolate, shaking gently over bowl to remove excess. Dip into desired decorations. Set on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm and shiny, about 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per cookie (without candy):

cal 106 pro 0 total fat 7g sat. fat 4g
carb 11g fibre 0 chol 15mg sodium 40mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 2 vit A 5 folate 4
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