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Easy-peasy choc chunk shortbread - Homemade gift idea!
Member Name: jo_ce2001
Date: 16/02/12, updated on 17/02/12 (72 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, good for bake sales, great for gifts
Disadvantages: A little too addictive!
You do not need to be a baking genius to make these biscuits and if you have some basic store cupboard ingredients you can whip these up in no time!
I might also add that these make great gifts - i made these for my boyfriend for valentines, but they would work just as well for other occasions and you can use different cookie cutters and pretty packaging!
Makes approximately 15 - but this depends on your cookie cutter!
INGREDIENTS LIST -
100g Butter (cut into smallish cubes)
50g Caster Sugar
1 egg yolk
100g chocolate cut into chunks - or use a packet of choc chips)
2 tsps vanilla extract
=Place the butter and flour in a large bowl
=Rub the butter into the flour until it becomes crumbly (persevere - it will get there!)
=Add Sugar, egg yolk, vanilla and chocolate chunks
=bring all the ingredients together until it forms a dough
=Sprinkle flour on your work tops and put dough onto the surface.
=Roll out the dough so it is about 1 cm thick
=Cut out your chosen shapes with cookie cutter
=Place cookies on baking trays (line with parchment/non stick paper) and chill in fridge for 30 mins or more
HEAT YOUR OVEN FIRST 200 degrees/180 fan/gas 6.
=Cook cookies in oven for 10-12 minutes - they should be a nice light golden colour
=Take out of oven and leave to cool (they will firm up and harden)
I like to melt another 100g of chocolate and dip half the cookie into melted chocolate for a more luxurious feel.
These cookies are really yummy! If you want to package them up as gifts i'd suggest Hobbycraft and Lakeland for gift bags etc.
Summary: Easy to make and great for gift baking - your friends and loved ones will love them!