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Chocolate dipped Shortbread Cookies

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 w
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 248kcal
Author Subhasmita

Ingredients

For Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tspns salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature (226 grams)
  • ½ cup sugar powdered (confectioners or icing) (60 grams)
  • 1 orange orange Fresh Zest of

For Chocolate Dipping

  • 100 gms dark chocolate semi sweet

For Hazelnut Coating

  • ½ cup hazelnut slightly toasted and powdered

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix flour and salt.Keep aside.
  • In a big mixing bowl, add softened butter. Beat butter using a hand mixer until smooth and looks pale. Add sugar and beat till the mixture is smooth, fluffy and looks pale in colour.
  • Add flour and mix just until incorporated.
  • Shift the cookies dough onto a cling wrap. Shape the dough to a tight log/cylinder shape. Seal from both sides and refrigerate for 1 hours.
  • Take out the rolled dough out of the refrigerator. Keep it out for 15-20 mins.
  • Using a sharp knife cut the log into ½ inch slices. Arrange in a baking tray.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius .
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until very lightly browned around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Finely chop chocolate and melt it using a double boiler method or in microwave (String in between) .
  • Dip one end of cooled cookies into the chocolate and sprinkle powdered hazelnut on both the sides. Place on a wired rack. Once chocolate hardens store in a air-tight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg