I'm not doing a ton of Christmas baking this year. Which is kind of sad, because I love Christmas baking! But it's just not practical to fill my kitchen with tons of goodies and sweets when there are only two of us who really eat sugar, and I don't want to totally overload our systems. :P
However, I did make these cookies the other day, and have completely fallen in love with a new twist on an old family recipe.
Chocolate dipped shortbread = hello, yumminess! :)
The original recipe: (stolen, very recently from my sister's blog.)
Melting Moments Shortbread
1/2 c cornstarch 1 c. flour
1/2 c icing sugar 3/4 c butter
Mix together, form into balls, flatten if desired. Bake at 350 for 10 minute or until just golden brown.
Melt about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate (I used Bernard Callebaut dark chocolate chunks) along with about 1/3 cup of milk. Stir until smooth. Dip cooled shortbread cookies into the chocolate and place on wax paper. Let cool in the fridge until the chocolate is hardened.
Warning: These are very addictive, proceed with caution. :P