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Chocolate-Drizzled Shortbread

The home economists in our Test Kitchen came up with this recipe for cookies that are as pretty as they are tasty.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon shortening

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
  • For drizzle, in a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt the chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Drizzle over cookies.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 190 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • mamaknowsbest
    Nov 9, 2015

    This is a great small batch shortbread cookie! Very easy to put together and by varying the extract you can easily change the taste. Adding half a teaspoon of almond extract made these even better! I simply scooped dough and then pressed with some sugar. Some in family preferred without the chocolate. Others insist on chocolate! As a volunteer editor for Taste of Home, I love classic recipes that I can easily put together with simple ingredients.

  • seavib
    Dec 22, 2010

    I loved the ease of this recipe! Instead of rolling the dough into balls, I used a small cookie scoop. The consistency of the dough was perfect for this and the scoops pressed down into nice round circles with the sugar-coated glass.

  • lightedway
    Feb 15, 2010

    Butter, sugar, vanilla and flour. What could be easier? The simple taste melts in your mouth. I dipped half of the cookie in the chocolate and set in on waxed paper to harden. I like the smaller cookie recipes so I won't be tempted to eat them all!