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Are you looking for an easy yet decadent cookie for your cookie exchange? Want to treat your family? Need a cookie for Santa? We have you covered with these Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies! Thanks to LorAnn’s Oils, Cabot Creamery Butter, and Dixie Crystal Powdered Sugar for the amazing ingredients to work with!
Sometimes I’m astonished at how EASY it is to make a great cookie. These Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies prove that nicely. Few ingredients, thrown together in the bowl of a stand mixer, baked for only a few minutes, yet so full of flavor. Thanks to LorAnn’s Almond Bakery Emulsion, the flavor of this cookie is smooth and nutty, even without dipping in dark chocolate! Using Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar and Cabot Creamery Butter, high quality ingredients made these simple cookies shine. Dipped in a decadent dark chocolate these cookies are over the top.
The only real question is who are you going to share these with?
Whether for your cookie exchange or your sweet tooth at home, you are sure to enjoy these Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies!
Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies
This is a simple but delicious cookie recipe that is both indulgent and full of flavor!
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened (We used Cabot Creamery)
- ¾ cup powdered sugar (We used Dixie Crystals)
- 1 teaspoon almond bakery emulsion (We used LorAnn's)
- 2 Cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 ounces dark chocolate baking chunks (or chips)
Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and the powdered sugar. Add the almond bakery emulsion and mix for an additional 20 seconds.
With the mixer on low, add in the flour and the salt. Mix until incorporated, but do not overmix. You should have a crumbly dough.
Take the dough and form it into a log, approximately 2 inches in diameter. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap.
Place in the refrigerator to chill for an hour (or longer).
Once the dough is chilled and firm, and you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F.
Slice the log of dough into approximately 20 cookies (slices should be approximately 1/4 inch apart). Lay slices on a parchment covered baking sheet, making sure to leave room between the cookies.
Slide the cookies into the oven to bake for approximately 12-15 minutes (start keeping a close eye on the cookies around 11 minutes, as you don't want them to burn). Remove the cookies when they are becoming golden at the edges. Allow cookies to cool.
While the cookies are cooling, melt the chocolate. Place the chocolate into a small saucepan. Place the small saucepan into a larger pan of water (to form a makeshift double boiler). Melt the chocolate over medium low heat, stirring frequently. (Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave, on 50% power, using 30 second increments and stirring frequently until melted.)
Make sure the chocolate is in a vessel that is deep enough to dip the cookie and reach half of the way up.
When the cookies are cooled enough to hold, deep each one halfway into the melted chocolate. Allow excess chocolate to drip back and then place on a baking sheet covered with clean parchment paper.
Place the tray of cookies into the refrigerator for 5 minutes to set the chocolate. Serve and enjoy!
If you have leftovers (not in my house!), place in an airtight container in a cool place.
These can be stored in a air tight container for up to a week (but let me tell you, they will not last that long)!
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