Chocolate Shortbread Hearts


Hard to believe but these beautiful chocolate shortbread cookies were home made and really do taste as good as they look. I wish you could have seen for yourselves how each half of the cookie was so perfectly dipped in chocolate on the top half only. I think the baker in question should provide us all with a masterclass in how to dip cookies in chocolate so artfully. These cookies are definitely worth book marking for Valentine's Day if not for every day! These cookies definitely derserved a win in the competition.


This recipe should yield approximately 30 cookies.


Ingredients:


8oz plain flour

4oz cornflour

8oz butter

4oz caster sugar

8oz cooking chocolate


Rub the butter into sifted flour.


Gently knead the mixture with your hands into a dough.


Cut the dough in half.


Roll out the first half of the dough and make cut outs with a heart cutter.


Repeat with the other half of the dough.


Place the hearts on a greased and floured tray (or onto trays lined with parchment).


Bake for 18 to 20 minutes at 165 - 170C (fan oven).


Remove from the oven and cool completely.


Melt the chocolate in the microwave (carefully! I would suggest 30 second bursts folowed by a stir).


Dip half of each biscuit in the chocolate and leave to set.