Hi everyone! I’m Cindy from Little Miss Celebration and I’m so happy to be here today at It Bakes Me Happy. Emily, thank you for having me! Sometimes, we just need a little chocolate fix! These shortbread bites are a great little, one bite treat and are not overly sweet. Dipped in bittersweet chocolate, these cookies are the perfect little chocolate fix – and they’re kind of cute, too! This recipe makes about 5 dozen bite-sized cookies. This is also a fantastic recipe to make in advance! The cookie dough can be shaped, wrapped in aluminum foil and frozen for three months. You can also freeze the baked cookies – just wait to dip them in chocolate until after they are thawed.
Chocolate Shortbread Bites
- 1 cup cake flour
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
- 3 ounces melted bittersweet chocolate
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 4 tablespoons butter
Beat butter, flours, powdered sugar and salt in a large bowl until crumbly. Add melted chocolate and mix until a stiff dough forms. Divide dough into 5 pieces. Roll each piece into a log about ¾ inches in diameter. Wrap each roll in waxed paper and freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Removed waxed paper and cut dough into ¾ inch slices. Place each slice, cut side down, on a non-stick or parchment lined cookie sheet, one inch apart. Bake at 325 degrees until cookies are firm to touch, about 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Prepare chocolate glaze. Melt chocolate and butter over low heat in small saucepan until melted, stirring frequently. Dip half of each cookie in chocolate glaze. Place cookies on waxed paper lined cookie sheet until chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes. Store in cookie in layers in an airtight container, separated by waxed paper. Thank you SO much to Emily for having me here today! I wish her much luck and love on the new addition to her beautiful family! It has been so much fun sharing with everyone here at It Bakes Me Happy. I extend a warm welcome for you to visit me at Little Miss Celebration, where we share crafting, baking, cooking, laughter and more! You can also visit me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest . Have a wonderful and happy day.