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...
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 ⅜-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.