Happy Valentines Day Folks!
I’ve said before that we don’t really do the whole v-day thing at home. At least we don’t make a big deal of it. But if I ever feel like doing something special for J, it will more often than not have to do with baking these cookies for him. I think my love language is food.
They are delicious just as a simple shortbread. But for J, they need to be topped with either a triangle of Toblerone, or some other good chocolate. For these, I went with a square of sea salt dark chocolate from Lindt and they were perfect!
I actually made a big batch of these as my Christmas present for my co-workers last year. I just put them in pretty mason jars and gave them a handwritten recipe as part of the gift! (just make sure the cookies are small enough to fit in the mason jars when you are rolling them out) Everyone loved it!
Here is a step by step video of the simple version I made for valentines day:
Simple Shortbread Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- chocolate bar of choice (try toblerone or any good quality chocolate bar)
- water, if needed
- In a large bowl with a mixer (or use a hand mixer) mix all the ingredients, except the chocolate till smooth. About 5 mins. The dough will be a bit soft but still come together. If it is looking a bit dry add 1-2 tbsp of water and mix till it comes together.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (You can even freeze this dough for upto 3 months. When you are ready for cookies, just defrost and bake).
- When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 375*F.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a cookie cutter or a small cup to cut cookie shapes.
- Bake for 8-10 mins till the edges just start to turn golden (the tops will remain white).
- Wait for the cookies to cool completely before handling them otherwise they will fall apart!