Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shortbread Cookies

Christmas baking is my absolute favorite kind of baking!  I love giving cookies as gifts, sharing them with family, and having an excuse to eat sweets for breakfast.  Today I am sharing one of the easiest and best recipes my mom makes: chocolate covered shortbread.  They are so easy and so delicious!

Ingredients:
- 1/2 pound butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup confectionery sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups flour
- your favorite chocolate
- 1 tablespoon Crisco
- sprinkles

Directions:
- Combine butter, sugar, salt, and flour in a large bowl.  Mix completely on medium in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer.
- Roll dough into individual sticks.
- Place cookies on cookie sheet and put in refrigerator for 2 hours until hardened.
-  Preheat oven to 325 degrees and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Let cool completely.
- Melt your chocolate and Crisco together in the microwave on medium until smooth.  Check it and stir every 30 seconds.
- Dip shortbread cookies halfway into chocolate and place back on cookie sheet.
- Decorate with festive sprinkles and refrigerate until chocolate is hard.

Linking up today for Tuesday's Recipe Swap with Kate and Emily!
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18 comments:

Jessica Cook said...

oh these look delicious!

Jillian said...

mmmm i love shortbread! these look amazing! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Kristy @ Rejoice and Repeat said...

I instantly wanted these with a cup of coffee :)

Jen said...

I love shortbread! It's so good and addicting haha.

Julie said...

See those look easy but with my luck they'd turn out horrible. I seem to be able to make anything except for sugar type cookies. It just doesn't happen!

Rebecca Jo said...

Christmas time, cookies taste even better!!!

Emily said...

Really cute idea for holiday entertaining!

P!nky said...

Those look delicious, lady! new follower!

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Um yes, please!!

Angi said...

These are so cute! I do a similar thing with sugar cookies, dip half of them in chocolate and then do either crushed peppermint or sprinkles on top of the chocolate - so delicious!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I love shortbread cookies. They look so yummy and festive!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

I love these cookies since they're not tooo sweet. Have you made them as thumbprint cookies filled with jam? Heavenly ;)

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

Oh my word. Short bread are my definite faves--- and with chocolate as well? Sign me up!!XO sarita it's my girls' world

Kristina said...

Yum! I love shortbread cookies but when you mix them with chocolate I'm sold. I baked up 2 pumpkin pies today. The house smells awesome!

Katie Elizabeth said...

I'll take any excuse to eat cookies for breakfast ;) These sound so good - we're doing our holiday baking this weekend and I think I need to add these babies to the list!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

These look amazing! I've always loved shortbread cookies, and I would totally eat them for breakfast ;-)

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Now I know why shortbread cookies taste so fantastic......

Patty said...

Those look delicious!!!!

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