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It's Chocolate. It's Shortbread. It's Christmas!

Posted on December 19, 2018 with 0 comments


Stop What You're Doing and Make These!!!

Seriously.  I love all the traditional Christmas cookies.  But I'm telling you:  make chocolate shortbread and bring those elves to their knees!

These come from Chef Extraordinaire Bob Chambers.  You will never, I guarantee, eat another chocolate cookie without thinking about these chocolate shortbreads...

I recently worked with Bob on a very elaborate dinner party... and I have to tell you, his food is even better than I remembered!!!

 Chocolate Shortbread

Yield:  Approximately 80 (Depending on Size of Cookie)


1 lb. Unsalted butter

1¼ C Sugar

4 t Pure vanilla

4 C AP flour

1¼ C Cocoa

1 t Salt

Chill.  Roll approximately -inch thick on a sugared surface.

Cut into desired shapes.  Prick each cookie with the tines of a fork.  Chill, or freeze.

Bake at 275° for 40 minutes.