Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread Bites

Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread Bites

These chocolate drizzled shortbread bites are so simple to make but they taste so good! The shortbread has the perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture and the chocolate on top adds a great festive touch. I was so happy when these turned out just as I was hoping. I love the idea of chocolate and shortbread together, and making the combination into little bite sized cookies is a great idea for cookie trays and parties. I took these into work with a few other cookies for a Christmas party we were having, and was so surprised when these were the first to go! They don’t seem as fancy or as rich as other cookies I made so it was surprising to me that these were the ones my coworkers were raving about. Even though these cookies look simple, they would make a great addition to your cookie trays!

Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread Bites

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Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread Bites

Yield: 60 cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups flour, plus more for dusting
1/2 pound unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, firm but not cold
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
chocolate for drizzling (I used candy melts, but you could use chocolate chips or baking chocolate - just be careful not to overheat it in the microwave)

Directions:

Line 3 baking sheets with parchment and dust 1 with flour. Using an electric mixer on low speed, beat together 2 cups flour, the butter, sugar, cornstarch and salt until the dough just comes together, about 2 minutes. Do not overbeat.

Transfer the dough to the floured baking sheet and press into an 8 1/2-inch square about 1/3 inch thick. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Prick the dough all over with a fork. Cut into 1-by-1-inch squares and refrigerate until cold, about 15 minutes.

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 275°. Divide the cookies among the remaining 2 prepared pans and bake 1 pan at a time, keeping the other refrigerated, until the bottoms of the cookies are golden, 30 to 35 minutes; let cool completely.

Melt chocolate carefully in the microwave, being careful not to burn it. Drizzle the chocolate over the cooled shortbread

shortbread recipe from Rachael Ray

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12 Responses to “Chocolate Drizzled Shortbread Bites”

  1. 1

    Katrina — December 8, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    These sound so yummy!

  2. 2

    Simply Life — December 8, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    oooh these would be perfect to bring to my next holiday party!

  3. 3

    Victoria (District Chocoholic) — December 8, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    I think they look beautiful (and tasty, of course). Nice work with the drizzle.

  4. 4

    Maria — December 8, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    Love the chocolate drizzle!

  5. 5

    TheChouxGirl — December 8, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    Those look really good. I loooove short bread and have been looking for a new recipe…I will have to try these.

  6. 6

    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — December 8, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    These look delicious, I love shortbread!

  7. 7

    BusyWorkingMama — December 8, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Love the beautiful drizzle!

  8. 8

    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies — December 8, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    I always love making these cookies during Christmastime. They make great gifts. Yours look like a real treat.

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    Divya @flavourfiesta — December 8, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    Oooh, I’d love to make these for a Christmas party. They look beautiful especially with the drizzled chocolate. Love it!

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    Heather @ House of Woyaks — December 8, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    awesome :) i am going to make this this weekend!

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    Sue — December 21, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    I have tried to make these 2x, and each time I get to the part where I prick them with a fork, they just fall apart, and stuff comes off with the fork. I followed the directions exactly!! Please Help!!!

    • megan replied: — December 21st, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

      I’m guessing you refrigerate them first? When you first form the dough into a square, does it come together, or is it crumbly and falling apart? If it is crumbly at that point, you might be adding too much flour. To measure flour, I always scoop it up lightly with the measuring cup, then level it off with a knife. Never shake the measuring cup or tamp down the flour – that adds extra. Other than that, I’m not sure what could be going wrong. Email me at whatmegansmaking[at]gmail[dot]com if you want and maybe we can try to troubleshoot it together. Sorry!

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