Recipe for Salted Chocolate Shortbread Cookies.
Buttery shortbread cookies dipped into semisweet chocolate then sprinkled with dessert salts. Salted Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies pair perfectly with wine, coffee or a tall glass of milk.
In partnership with Uncommon Goods I have created this Dessert & Wine board for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Wine & dessert is what moms really want anyway. Give her an excuse to go all out with this “&” maple and teak oil finished cheese board. Be sure to click over and see the delicious display of cheese and crackers UncommonGoods did with this board.
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For my dessert board I have brownies, Madeleine cookies, tiramisu, salted chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, fresh berries and flowers. All delicious options that pair with red and white wines.
Dessert or cheese. Whichever one you pick you definitely need wine. If you are going to be sipping some wine you need to do it in style with Black Walnut Wooden Wine Glasses. I gave these wooden wine glasses a spin and this is what I found: Everyone wanted to hold them, drink from them, and look cool doing it. When we go to friend BBQs and other social gatherings we bring our wine, wine chiller, and these wooden wine glasses. While everyone has their beer bottles or plastic cups they look at my wooden clglasses with envy. Yes! They are totally awesome.
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Chocolate dipped shortbread cookies are good but the gourmet dessert salts make them 10x better. The assortment of sweet sprinklings included in this little box of salts are:
They all taste amazing with the chocolate dipped shortbreads but, why stop there?! I am already thinking flavored margaritas with these salts rimming the glasses. If there is one thing you need in your spice collection it is these salts. Order your tin of Gourmet Dessert Salts here.
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Now that your salts are on the way here is the recipe for the Salted Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies.
Salted Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- Gourmet Dessert Salts mentioned above in the post
In a mixing bowl beat together the 1 cup salted butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until combined.
Add the flour and stir until incorporated.
Spread into a 9x13 pan evenly by pressing the dough into the pan with your hands.
Bake for 15-16 minutes at 350F.
Remove from oven and let pan cool on top of a wire rack.
Run a knife along the edges between the shortbread and the pan.
Flip the shortbread out onto a cutting board.
Cut across the middle of the shortbread.
Then make vertical cuts 1 inch apart. This will give you shortbread "sticks"
In a small bowl melt chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. Stiring every 15 seconds until completely melted.
Set a wire rack inside a cookie sheet.
Dip shortbread sticks into the melted chocolate and use a spoon to push chocolate up the shortbread to desired height. Lift the shortbread out of the chocolate.
Use the spoon to gently remove excess chocolate taking care not to scrap the shortbread.
Place on the wire rack and repeat until all shortbread cookies are complete.
Place in the refrigerator for the chocolate to set.
When chocolate has set sprinkle with the Gourmet Dessert Salts.
When slicing the shortbread cookies the ones on the ends may crumble.
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