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10

2009

Shortbreads Swing Our Way

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White and Dark Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread-Duo Dishes

Does anyone remember KP & Envyi?  We’re not sure why their song popped into our heads, but all the while we were making these shortbread cookies, that was on the brain.  Maybe because the hook of that song was so irresistible, just like these cookies.  Maybe because we’ve got the light dip and the dark dip on these cookies, just like KP and Envyi!  Or perhaps it’s because we felt so crunk as we popped these cookies into our mouths, just like we did growing up in the 90′s.  Something about the 90′s, especially 90′s music, just gets us so excited!  If we could bottle up the energy of the 90′s hits and sell it…well, perhaps we were beat to the punch by Now That’s What I Call Music, so scratch that.  If we could, we would’ve done it!  For now, all we can do is eat these cookies to get the same high.

There is something to be said for the benefits of butter.  Forget what the FDA says, butter makes everything better.  We’re not turning all Paula Deen on you guys, but honestly, we  just love the way it tastes–the way it makes food taste.  Shortbread cookies are all about the butter.  If you don’t use good butter, you’re going to miss out on the purpose and appetizing qualities of a shortbread cookie.  Like the 90′s, just one taste will take you to a place where all you feel is good.

We can’t be the only ones who miss that era.  Any good memories you want to share?

White and Dark Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies – 6 to 7 dozen
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cups unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Zest of 1 lemon, minced
2 tablespoons Frangelico liqueur
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate pieces

1.  Cream the butter, sugar and zest until fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.  Add Frangelico and mix until combined.

2.  As butter creams, whisk together the flours, cornstarch and salt.  Slowly add to wet ingredients until just combined.

3.  Divide dough into two balls. Roll each one into a log and pop into the fridge for at least an hour to chill.

4.  Once chilled, slice dough about 1/4-1/2” thick and lay cookies onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.   (These cookies do not spread, so you don’t need more than 1/2″ space between the edges.)  Bake for 7-9 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees, or until edges just begin to turn golden.  Place baked cookies on wire racks to cool.

5.  Once cookies have completely cool, pour both chocolates into separate bowls.  Choose which one you’d like to start with first, and melt chocolate in the microwave until smooth, approximately 25-30 seconds.

6.  Lightly dip half of the baked cookies into the chocolate, scraping off any excess.  Lay dipped cookies onto wax or parchment paper to harden.  (You can also place them in the fridge to speed the hardening process.)

7.  Repeat the melting and dipping process with the other chocolate.  Allow chocolate to harden before serving.

Click HERE for the printable recipe.

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  1. Gorgeous cookies and Frangelico-nice!

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  2. Extra yummy shortbread cookies because of the chocolate!! WOW!

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  3. What lovely chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, who can resist these ones?

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  4. I don’t know what I love more … the looks of these cookies or the fact that y’all worked the word crunk into this post. Sweet!

    I was all grunge-i-fied in the 90s, but man so much good music from that era. I enjoyed the trip down memory lane with that video. Thanks for the linkage!

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  5. shortbread cookies are the one cookie you can NOT take the butter out of without it turning to BLEH!

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  6. Very sophisticated.. love it!
    Congratulations on the nomination!! :)

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  7. Oh that made me smile! I love that song! ;) and now it’ll be in my head…

    Love shortbread and your dipped ones look awesome!!

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  8. Those look wicked good. I don’t know about “Now that’s what I can music” though… :D

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  9. My mum used to make these when I was little… (sans the Frangelico!) Mmmmm.

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  10. you looking good, shortbread, good, sho nuff good enough for me! :D

    butter, liqueur, dark chocolate, and old school club beats are a winning combination ANY day in my world.

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  11. Shortbread is the ULTIMATE! Thanks for a peep show of this food porn. Chick-a-bow-wow!

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  12. Butter does make everything better. Along with bacon. lol. Now I just need some coffe and a few of these little cuties and I’m ready to go.

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  13. lovely arrangement and how you dipped them into some white some brown chocolate ..very creative and pleasing to the eye and belly I am sure :) xxx

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  14. Delicious and classic treat to have with tea. Our family love shortbread and never get tired of it!

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  15. These shortbread cookies look so yummie…with Frangelico liqueur…so elegant! Love it!

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  16. So right about butter. I grew up with Country Crock – butter was really bad when I was young. But now I only use butter (no margarines or those omega-3 enhanced this that and the other thing). Just in moderation (and with chocolate!).

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  17. Oh, you are so right, butter does make everything better. Your shortbread is ever so tempting me right now- I’ve been trying to find the time to throw a shortbread recipe together this week. These would not last even a day with me.

    Yes, I do remember that song, the 90′s- def a fun time for musica!

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  18. Now those are pretty enough to eat! Of course you probably already did! GREG

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  19. Nice! You can never go wrong with a nice flavor of liqueur. :P

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  20. Chocolate dipped shortbread and a perfect liquor match , You are my duohero.

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  21. The only thing that could make buttery melt-in-your mouth shortbread cookies any better is chocolate! What divine treats!

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  22. I like that touch of Frangelico!

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  23. I love short bread and your version looks stupendous! I voted (how could I not!), still waiting for my sticker ;-)

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  24. These look great! Love the mix of white and dark chocolate. Now, I want cookies for breakfast!

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  25. Butter DOES make everything better! I don’t think I’d ever use margarine in any baking!
    This shortbread looks great!

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  26. Butter and chocolate make the world go ’round. Buttery shortbread dipped in white and dark chocolate makes it spin in dizzy, delicious happiness!

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  27. Anything dipped in chocolate, right!

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  28. Love your Chocolate Shortbread cookies! Perfect for my Sunday afternoon Brunch!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

    Have a wonderful Day :)

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  29. I love shortbread cookies, especially, dipped in chocolate. Mmmmm.

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  30. Great looking recipe, as usual. What I’m really impressed with is how everyone managed to resist your invitation to revisit so-bad-they’re-good ’90s songs. Maybe you should do karaoke cooking for your next 24-24-24…

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  31. I agree that butter makes everything taste better, especially cookies, but I still have my reservations and do not use it very often.

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  32. Shortbread cookies are my favourite – period! Must be all the butter.

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  33. I love shortbread cookies. You are so right. There is no substitute for butter in baking. Nothing replicates that yummy taste and texture.

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  34. I seriously love dipped shortbread, and I was hoping I could reach in the screen and try yours, but it just didn’t work!! I voted as well!! Congrats!

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  35. HA! Thanks for bringing back the memories! Those cookies look awesome!

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  36. Those are amazing. I love shortbread cookies.

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  37. I love shortbread cookies. Those look delicious.

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  38. Wickedly delicious…the frangelico must be taking these beauties to another level!! YUM!!

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  39. Mmm I’m with you on the butter! I love chocolate dipped shortbread.

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  40. For some reason I thought of K ci and Jojo. Not even close :)
    I do love me my buttery shortbreads, though.

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