Chocolate Shortbread Stars with Mascarpone

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Nov. 18, 2011

Ingredients

Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
All purpose flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Cocoa powder 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , sifted
Salt 1 Pinch
Mascarpone 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1/4 Teaspoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1) Preheat the oven to 250°F.

MAKING

2) Cookies : In an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on low speed for 30 seconds.

3) Add the flour, cocoa and salt; mix on low speed for 3 to 5 minutes until the dough comes together.

4) Roll the dough on a lightly floured work surface to 1/4 inch thick.

5) Cut out the cookies with a 2-inch star-shaped cutter, then reroll the scraps and cut out more shapes.

6) Place the shapes on parchment-lined baking sheets and place for 1 hour in the freezer.

7) Bake in the shortbread stars in the preheated oven for 1 hour until firm.

FINALIZING

8) Filling : In a small bowl, combine the mascarpone, sugar and vanilla together.

9) Spread about 1 tablespoon mascarpone filling on half of the cookies and top with rest of the cookies.

SERVING

10) Serve the Chocolate Shortbread Stars with Mascarpone on a platter

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3893Calories from Fat 2575

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 292 g449.2%

Saturated Fat 174 g870%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 422 mg17.58%

Total Carbohydrates 328 g109.3%

Dietary Fiber 44 g176%

Sugars 117 g

Protein 59 g118%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet