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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts

Home baking is such a comforting pastime – prepare these sweet shortbread hearts as a perfect tea party addition, and fill your home with the enticing aroma of baking. This simple recipe creates delectably buttery shortbread, dipped in a coating of rich, dark chocolate. These delicious treats are ideal for tea time or superb served with coffee after dinner.

 

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts


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Makes about 40 hearts

For the Shortbread:
225g plain flour
75g corn flour
200g butter, straight from the fridge, cut into cubes
100g caster sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
Extra sugar and flour for dusting

For the Chocolate:
200g dark chocolate (70% at least)

 

Preheat oven to 180°C/160° Fan/Gas Mark 4.

Sift the flours together and put into a food processor with the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt.

Blitz until it is well mixed and looks like breadcrumbs or begins to clump.

Turn out onto the work surface and work into a ball.

Divide into four and dust the work surface with a little flour.

Roll out each piece of dough to a thickness of a pound coin or a little thinner.

Cut the biscuits with a heart-shaped cookie cutter if you have one, or your favourite shape and place the biscuits on a baking sheet.

Bake on the middle rung of the oven for ten minutes.

Leave in the tin to cool.

Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate over a pan of boiling water.

Once melted dip the cooled biscuits into the chocolate and leave on a cooling rack to set.

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts
Home baking is such a comforting pastime – prepare these sweet shortbread hearts as a perfect tea party addition, and fill your home with the enticing aroma of baking. This simple recipe creates delectably buttery shortbread, dipped in a coating of rich, dark chocolate. These delicious treats are ideal for tea time or superb served with coffee after dinner.
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts
Servings
40 Hearts
Ingredients
Servings
40 Hearts
Ingredients
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160° Fan/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Sift the flours together and put into a food processor with the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt.
  3. Blitz until it is well mixed and looks like breadcrumbs or begins to clump.
  4. Turn out onto the work surface and work into a ball.
  5. Divide into four and dust the work surface with a little flour.
  6. Roll out each piece of dough to a thickness of a pound coin or a little thinner.
  7. Cut the biscuits with a heart-shaped cookie cutter if you have one, or your favourite shape and place the biscuits on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake on the middle rung of the oven for ten minutes.
  9. Leave in the tin to cool.
  10. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate over a pan of boiling water.
  11. Once melted dip the cooled biscuits into the chocolate and leave on a cooling rack to set.
Recipe Notes

Shortbread Hearts

Shortbread Hearts