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Gilded Chocolate Shortbread

Gilded Chocolate Shortbread

Simone McKenzie

Simone McKenzie

A chocolate masterpiece; chocolate shortbread with a gilded finish. These can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 16.1 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream the butter and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Beat in the cocoa, vanilla and salt, mix until smooth. On low speed, gradually mix in the flour until fully incorporated. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Prepare a clean, dry work surface by dusting with the remaining confectioners' sugar.
  3. Roll chilled dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes with a knife or cookie cutters. Place cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Using a small stiff brush or flat pastry brush, lightly dust the tops of the cookies with the 24-karat gold dust. Bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until firm. Be careful not to overbake; you cannot tell by looking because of the dark color of the dough. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
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SUGARPLUMSCOOKIES
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SUGARPLUMSCOOKIES

12/28/2008

Shortbread by its very nature is bland. Minimal ingredients..a very simple recipe. This is an EXCELLENT shortbread recipe. It was delicious and very easy to work with. I opted not to use the gold dust; instead, i rolled the cookies into small logs and dipped one end into chocolate and colored sprinkles. They were gorgeous on my christmas cookie trays and they were reallllly yummy, too!

SCOTTWORTHY
6

SCOTTWORTHY

11/6/2004

Sorry, but these were really bland, there is very little flavor. They just seem like they're missing something. Maybe I the problem was with my expectations.

Syd
3

Syd

12/17/2007

These are sturdy and pretty, but not really tasty.

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