chocolate chip and cranberry shortbread

September 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies, Fruit | 5 Comments

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i made this for a friend as part of her birthday gift. it’s really simple – no need for a electric mixer!

adapted from: 500 chocolate delights by lauren floodgate (makes around 24 cookies)

140g plain flour, sifted
2 tbsp cornflour
55g caster sugar
115g butter, diced
90g chocolate chips
40g dried cranberries

1. preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius. sift the flour and cornflour into a bowl, add the sugar and stir to combine. using your fingers, rub the butter into the mixture. add the chocolate chips and dried cranberries and stir well.

2. shape into balls (refrigerate for a while if dough is too soft) and arrange on ungreased cookie trays. bake for 10 minutes or until sides of cookies are brown. allow cookies to stand on tray for a couple of minutes before cooling on a wire rack.

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the beautiful thing about this recipe is that you can practically add anything – M&Ms, orange/lemon zest, diced dried apricots, chopped dark chocolate… the resulting cookie is really crisp and buttery.

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  2. When you put *Adapted from 500 chocolate delights* I thought you put *makes about 500* !!!

    And there i was getting all excited 😛

    *licks lips* shortbread in cookie form sounds like heaven to me – you’d need a batch of 500 if i got anywhere near them!!

  3. emily: lol! 🙂 this recipe is quite good; very buttery. give it a shot!

  4. these are crunchy of chewy cookies?

  5. it’s crunchy. 🙂 buttery, melt-in-the-mouth kind.


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