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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Chocolate Shortbread ~
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 heaping t baking cocoa
1 stick butter, softened
1/4 t almond extract
1/8 t salt
2 T cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t vanilla
Preheat oven to 325F.
In a small bowl, mix flour, salt, cornstarch and cocoa
and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat softened butter
with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar, almond
extract and vanilla and beat until mixed. Add dry ingredients
to butter mixture and cut them in with a pastry cutter
(or two forks) until thoroughly mixed. Gather into a ball
and press into pie pan. Use a thin knife to draw dough
slightly away from the edges. Press tines of fork into
the dough in regular intervals to create a design. Mark
cutting lines with a knife, dividing it into 16 wedges.
Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles. Bake in the center
of oven for 20 minutes, then turn the pie pan around and
bake for 20 more minutes. Don't overcook! Remove from
oven and allow to cool approximately 10 minutes. Gently
re-score with sharp knife.
For gift giving package cookies in plastic bag.
Tie bags closed with Christmas ribbon and add a
touch of greenery. Add gift tag.
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