Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Shortbread ( Chocolate Almond Cookies )



Christmas Shortbread ( Chocolate Almond Cookies ) ... Almond flavored shortbread cookies! Just a drizzling of melted chocolate and a sprinkling of chopped almonds turn these simple to make cookies into delicious treats!


Christmas Shortbread ( Chocolate Almond Cookies )
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Makes : 40 cookies, depending on the size and shape 

Ingredients :
  • 125 gm.  butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp.  almond essence
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • Dark chocolate, melted; as required
  • Almonds, sliced or finely chopped; as required

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 160 C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and almond essence until light and fluffy.
  • Add flours. Stir until well combined.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth.
  • Divide dough into 2 portions and shape into discs.
  • Roll each dough discs between 2 sheets of baking paper until 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes from dough. Re-roll scraps; repeat the process.
  • Place on prepared baking trays, 2" apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until just golden. 
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Melt chocolate and put in a zip-lock bag. Cut tip of one corner of the bag and pipe the melted chocolate on top of the cookies. Sprinkle with chopped almonds.
  • Alternatively, place melted chocolate in a mug or small bowl. Dip cookies into chocolate to coat half. Allow excess chocolate to drain. Decorate with slivered almonds.
  • Place on baking paper and keep aside to set, before serving.
Source : Taste.com.au


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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

45 comments :

  1. Wow Ambreen they look great...wish I cud taste some :)...luvly presentation dear!

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  2. Cookies look so perfect. Loving it. Loved the chocolate drizzling...

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  3. Wow !! Looks so perfect... Love the decor...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful cookies dear, loving all your cookies for Christmas :)

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  5. These cookies are more looks like Pendants embellished with chocolate Designs, loved your decoration.

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  6. cute and irresistible cookies..

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  7. loved the way you decorated them. they look perfect for the season.

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  8. wow mouthwatering n awesome....

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  9. how adorable! And i bet they're delicious too :)

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  10. These are fantastic looking cookies.
    We don't celebrate Christmas, but we do make these kind of cookies for special occasion.
    My family actually LOVES them

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  11. I just love the way you decorated the cookies! Charming!

    Stopping by from the Blog Hop

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  12. Very cute and beautiful festive shortbreads.

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!
    Debi @ adornedfromabove.com
    Angie @ godsgrowinggarden.com

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  14. Delicious looking cookies! Love almond flavoring.

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  15. yummmm.....apt for xmas!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. Thank you so much friends for such kind words :)

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  18. Delicious cookies. firs time here. Do visit my space too.

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  19. hi ambreen. i can finish one plate of these cookies- they look so pretty, cute and delicious. bookmark with thanks

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  20. These are so beautifully decorated, they make me feel ashamed I want to eat them!!

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  21. Love love love shortbread! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday Ambree! Merry Christmas!

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  22. Hi Ambreen,
    I just love the combination of ingredients for your Shortbread. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  23. no words to tell . attractive cookies
    http://cookbookjaleela.blogspot.com/2012/12/saffron-with-sulaimani-haneef.html

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  24. Cookies looks so beautiful..loved it.

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  25. Gorgeous designs! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me party!

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  26. Perfectly baked cookies dear...

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  27. Did I tell you before that you do cookies so well.

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    1. Ah! So sweet of you, Balvinder! A compliment coming from you means a lot to me :)

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  28. Cute Christmas cookies Ambreen!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you are having a fabulous festive week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  29. Your cookies are beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat! Thank you so much for sharing them at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    I hope you have a great holiday season!

    Marti

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  30. Ambreen,
    These cookies look delicious! I love almond shortbread :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful day.
    Michelle

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  31. Did I miss this post before? Those cookies are a beauty to behold. Wish you a very happy new year...

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  32. HI AMBREEN, i am back..
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND FAMILY
    ALL THE BEST FOR 2013
    loking forward for more delicious new year recipes from you.

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  33. I love shortbread cookies! And these are so festive looking. Love them!

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  34. Hi,
    These Sounds like Yummy..!!
    This Christmas Cookies looks delicious and adorable.
    I love Christmas Chocolate Cookies. Your recipe is so unique and easy to make.
    Your Share lovely Christmas resource its very help full.
    Thanks For Sharing ....

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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