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black bottom shortbread

I thought I was not going to have anything to blog about tonight but then my Beloved asked for cookies.  I had been reading about black bottom shortbread earlier today and thought, why not?  Shortbread are a standard in this house so easy peasy.

Black Bottom Shortbread

1 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

4 ounces melted semi sweet or dark chocolate

Dredging sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together.  Mix in the vanilla.  Mix in the flour.  The dough may be a bit crumbly but it will all come together with a bit of hand mashing.  Remove half the dough and set aside.  To the remaining half of dough, mix in the melted chocolate.

On a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a silpat, take small balls (about a half a teaspoon) of the chocolate dough and flatten.

Place a similar small ball of vanilla on top of the flattened chocolate dough.

Flatten the vanlla dough and then pick the cookie up and dredge in sugar.  Back for 15 minutes or lightly golden.  Let cool for at least 15 minutes before trying to take off the cookie sheet.  They have a tendency to break if you do not wait.  Guess how I know (grin)!


I do not know if these even resemble the recipe I heard about today but I know they are sure yummy and easy.

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