Ingredients for Cocoa Shortbread Cookies.
3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of real cocoa
6 oz of dark chocolate for melting
Heart shaped cookie cutter
Large Icing Tip (at least 22)
*this is used to make the hole for the tag.
Cardstock paper for tags
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. With electric mixer, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla.
3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture.
4. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together.
5. Divide dough into two balls and wrap in saran wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
6. After it has chilled for about 30 minutes, roll out the dough on lightly floured surface. Until it’s little less then 1/2 inch in thickness.
7. Use the heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
8. Use the icing tip to create a little circle on the corner of the heart.
9. Place the cookies on an un-greased baking sheet.
10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.
For Chocolate Dip.
I recently got this chocolate warmer from Wilton.
It is great because it works quickly and your chocolate reaches the right temperature without burning or lumping. I added about 6 oz. into the pot. Once it warmed, I dipped the bottom half of the cookie into the chocolate. I then set them on a wire rack and added the sprinkles before the chocolate cooled.
I printed a variety of “love” phrases on card stock paper and then cut them out with a ruler and exacto knife.
I then used a tiny hole puncher to punch a hole in the tags. I strung them on pink and red ribbon and then tied them to the cookies.
I like how these turned out and that you can put a variety of phrases on them.
Wouldn’t these be cute for a proposal? You could tell a story through the tags!
What ideas do you have for these?