Some time ago I had made Scottish Shortbread Cookies and they took a bit of time to make. I know that I will not have the time to make this for the coming holidays so instead I am going to make an easier version that is great for gift giving and as well as the holiday parties.
Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- melted chocolate
Step 1: In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl, add the butter and whisk until smooth.
Step 3: Sift in the confectioners’ sugar and whisk until light and fluffy.
Step 4: Add in the flour and fold to combine. (Side Note: should look like sand)
Step 5: Transfer dough onto a clean surface and knead once (Important Note: knead away and into pieces by pressing down and away.)
Step 6: Form a ball and flatten slightly.
Step 7: Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Step 8: Place dough onto a baking sheet and roll dough until it is 1/2-inch thick. (the dough was a bit tough so I crumbled the dough and press it together with a rolling pin)
Step 9: Cut the dough with either a sharp knife or a bench scrapper.
Step 10: Prick the cookies with a fork.
Step 11: Bake at 300°F for 45 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Step 12: Re-cut the cookies once they are out of the oven and allow to cool completely in the pan.
Step 13: Dip one end of the cookie into the melted chocolate and allow the chocolate to harden before serving.