Homemade Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies
|Sifted all purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Butter||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Semi sweet chocolate||6 Ounce|
Preheat oven to 350 F with the rack in the middle of the oven.
Whisk the flour with the salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.
Next beat the the butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth (about 2 minutes). Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Cover the dough and refrigerate for one hour or until easy to handle.
On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin. Using the heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut 25 cookies.
Place cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
Next place cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake 10 minutes until light golden. Let cool.
After that melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Once chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat. Taking one cookie at a time, dip one end of each cookie in the melted chocolate and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once chocolate has set, transfer cookies to cooling rack to dry thoroughly.
Serve and enjoy.