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 )

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


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

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

  3. Wow !! Looks so perfect... Love the decor...

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

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

  6. cute and irresistible cookies..

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

  8. wow mouthwatering n awesome....

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

  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

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

    Stopping by from the Blog Hop

  12. Very cute and beautiful festive shortbreads.

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

  14. Delicious looking cookies! Love almond flavoring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  23. no words to tell . attractive cookies

  24. Cookies looks so beautiful..loved it.

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

  26. Perfectly baked cookies dear...

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

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

  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

  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!


  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.

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

  32. HI AMBREEN, i am back..
    loking forward for more delicious new year recipes from you.

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

  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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