Simple Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

This is a super simple recipe and perfect if you have little hands helping out. They also make great presents so if you are thinking of doing hampers for Christmas this year, why not add a batch of these?

I’ve kept the first batch simple with just chocolate, to be honest they are delicious just as they are! I have more flavour varieties that will be up over the next few weeks from orange and cranberry to coconut and lime (YUM).

With regards to shape I was a bit boring with these and only used circles, you can use whatever shape you like. I quite like using the circles, especially if you are planning on doing a hamper. You can mix and match flavours but they look really pretty wrapped. Just make sure that you don’t roll the dough too thin as otherwise you will have a hard crunchy biscuit as opposed to the desired crumbly shortbread texture. 

🛒 Ingredients 🛒 

▪️100g butter

▪️60g sugar 

▪️150g plain flour

▪️75g dark chocolate

👩‍🍳 Method 👩‍🍳

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof.
  2. In a bowl mix together the butter and sugar until a creamy texture. If you have little ones helping you, use your hands! The biscuits will still come out great but they will have fun!
  3. Add in the flour and mix through into an almost crumble like texture. Using your hands bring the dough together into a ball.
  4. Rest this in the fridge for 10 minutes, this helps if you have hot hands and have made the dough slightly warm.
  5. Roll out the dough to around 05-0.75cm thick. Then put back in the fridge to chill for another 10 minutes before cutting the shapes out. 
  6. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. If you do particularly large shapes, you will need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  7. Allow to cool and then dunk one half of the biscuit in melted chocolate and leave to set. If you prefer you can do a chocolate drizzle over the top. Basically, decorate them in anyway that makes you happy and enjoy your delicious bakes!

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