Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts

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Aug 25, 2015

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts
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Yield Servings
Author The Seaside Baker
Prep time
Cooking time 20 minutes
Total time 20 minutes

Description

A sweet and delicious way to say "I love you".

Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable shortening or coconut oil
  • 1 cup toasted coconut

Instructions

  1. Using an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar and extracts and beat until butter is pale.
  2. Add flour and salt and mix until combined.
  3. Form into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to your desired thickness.
  7. Cut out hearts and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 8-12 minutes (depending on thickness) or until edges are golden.
  9. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cool rack to cool completely.
  10. In a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and shortening for 1 minute.
  11. Remove from microwave and stir. If chips are not completely melted, reheat for 30 second increments, stirring in-between each increment.
  12. Gently dip cookie in chocolate and place onto drying rack.
  13. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and allow chocolate to harden (at least 1 hour).