Monday, 4 October 2010

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

This recipe comes from one of my "gals" who I lovingly refer to as Lizzie Lou. She's one of the most positive and happy people you'll ever meet -- even in her current 8 month pregnant state. I figure it's because she makes herself these tasty little morsels to get through the tough times of raising 2.4 kids.
These cookies are 'melt in your mouth' good with a kick of chocolate to bring on the happiness. Great for after school treats ... or to treat yourself when you've made it through a rather exhausting day of crying, whining and temper tantrums .. and that all happens even before you even pick up your kids from school!! ;)

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together: flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll or scoop dough into walnut-sized balls (I used a small melon-baller). Place balls on greased cookie sheets 1-1/2-inches apart and flatten slightly. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove cookies to a cooling rack.

Yield: 2 dozen


Anonymous said...

I've been making these cookies for years. They are really good.
Currently, I'm reading " As Always, Julia" and enjoying it very much.
What is better than curling up with a good book, hot beverage and some yummy cookies?

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Anon - I agree. There are few things in life better in life than a good book, a bevvie of choice and somethin' to munch on. Total bliss! I'm a shortbread lover at heart. I typically only make them at Christmas time and I'm not sure why. They're melt-in-your-mouth good, and not that hard to make either. :)

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