When you need to have just a little chocolate fix, these Double Chocolate Shortbread Bites are perfect! I originally shared this recipe last year at my friend Emily’s blog, It Bakes Me Happy. I realized that I hadn’t shared the recipe here and it could not have come at a more perfect time – I’ll share a bit about that at the end of the post. I love shortbread, and these little cookies make a great, one-bite treat. Dipped in bittersweet chocolate, they are not too sweet and the best part? You can totally make these in advance! Just shaped and wrap the cookie dough in aluminum foil and freeze for up to three months. You can even freeze the baked cookies – bake, but wait to dip them in chocolate until after they’re thawed. These are perfect for a tea party, too!
Double Chocolate Shortbread Bites
Makes about 5 dozen cookies
- 1 cup cake flour
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
- 3 ounces melted bittersweet chocolate
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 4 tablespoons butter
Beat butter, flours, powdered sugar and salt in a large bowl until crumbly. Add melted chocolate and mix until a stiff dough forms. Divide dough into 5 pieces. Roll each piece into a log about ¾ inches in diameter.
Wrap each roll in waxed paper and freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Removed waxed paper and cut dough into ¾ inch slices. Place each slice, cut side down, on a non-stick or parchment lined cookie sheet, one inch apart. Bake at 325 degrees until cookies are firm to touch, about 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Prepare chocolate glaze. Melt chocolate and butter over low heat in small saucepan until melted, stirring frequently. Dip half of each cookie in chocolate glaze. Place cookies on waxed paper lined cookie sheet until chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes. Store in cookie in layers in an airtight container, separated by waxed paper.
Since these cookies are small, you get a lot of out this recipe. It’s easy – ok, maybe a little TOO easy – to just pop them in your mouth and enjoy.
These little shortbread bites are fun to make, too.
If you are a peanut butter lover, you might like these Triple Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies!
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