This rich,melt-in-mouth cookies are my new favourite. These cookies can be prepared with minimal number of ingredients. I find these cookies very versatile and base for many variants. Use your imagination with flavours,shape and size and you will be surprised to see how the base dough just mingles with any flavours.
I added some orange zest to the dough. Orange and chocolate goes very well with each other,So dipped the cookies into melted dark chocolate. Then comes another twist. I had some hazelnuts in my pantry, so to give some extra crunch and nuttiness, dusted the chocolate dipped ones with powdered hazelnut.
So now you must have got an idea how versatile these cookies are. Other variations could be some chocolate chips to the dough, Instant espresso powder, candid fruits or sandwich two shortbread cookies between a layer of nutella ordul de leche.