I love shortbread cookie! I love it even more when it is dipped in a chocolate :-) I saw a picture of chocolate dipped shortbread cookie on someone's blog and couldn't help but bake for myself a few.
I used recipe from Food Newtwork's Ina Garten. Click here for her Shortbread Cookie recipe.
I was supposed to use cookie cutter for this but I did not have rectangle shaped cookie cutter. I decided to just cut them with knife.
I always have problem rolling the dough. It is so difficult for me to roll the dough. This time was not exception. I tried it and ended up rolling too thin because I was so focused on rolling without breaking and I forgot about how think it should be.
I put the dough together again to roll it out again. But it was difficult to put the dough together. It was flaky and did not stick together. I managed to put them back together and rolled it out again and was able to roll out into a desirable thickness.
I cut them with knife and put them in the oven. This is how it came out.
I know. The size and shapes of the cookies are not all same. Well, that is why you need cookie cutter.
I cooled them and covered with some melted chocolate.
Despite the shape and the size, the taste was excellent. I love the buttery shortbread cookie by itself but it is even better with dipped in chocolate! If I am going to eat something sweet, I might as well make it super good and eat just a little of it.
The recipe was for 20 cookies so I made half of it thinking that it will be 10 cookies. For some strange reason, I ended up with about 20 cookies. Strange...
Anyway, since I have lots of cookies and I don't want to eat them all by myself, I brought them to my next door neighbor. She was so happy. She even joked "Wow, It seem like I am getting something everyday. I wonder what it will be tomorrow!" I am happy that she like my sweets.
If I can make this in better size and shape and wrap them in a nice box, this will be a great gift also. I think I need rectangle shaped cookie cutter....