Thursday, September 9, 2010

COCOA SHORTBREAD

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After browsing the net for perfect cocoa cookies, I discovered this great recipe by Martha Stewart. These delectable cookies are so easy to make, simply soft, smooth chocolate flavor and not to sweet unlike other recipes which call for heavy dose of sugar.

I didn't follow her method but did it my own way and also without melted white chocolate drizzle on top since it was not in hand. This dough is quite sticky to handle but manage to shape into small ball and garnish with chopped almond. This is now becomes my new favorite cookies, will bake them often from now on, they hit the spot!

COCOA SHORTBREAD

Modified from Cocoa Shortbread Diamond recipe by Martha Stewart

INGREDIENTS

1 C all purpose flour
1/2 C icing powder
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C softened butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
chopped almond for garnish

METHOD

* Cream butter, sugar, salt and vanilla essence until creamy.

* Add flour and cocoa to the butter mixture and forms into pliable dough. Preheat oven @ 150 C.

* Shape into small ball then flatten slightly and place 1 inch apart, garnish with chopped almond.

* Bake @ 150 C for 20-25 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack.

* Store in an airtight container.

Yield : 25 pieces

This is my entry for September Culinary Snackdown: Chocolate by  Anette,  Tasty Traditions by Nikki.Foodie Friday ,  Family Food FridaysMotivate Me Monday 39This Weeks Cravings: Chocolate , Easter Party , Sundae Scoop 
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36 comments:

Unknown said...

wow, the pic is very tempting, anything choco is welcome in my mouth :)

Sushma Mallya said...

I have not tried doing shortbread using cocoa, sounds good, a must try cookie recipe...

Rachana said...

One of my favourits cookies! Yumm!

Unknown said...

This sounds interesting! looks yum!

Suman Singh said...

short bread with cocoa powder sounds interesting and that looks great too..feel like grabbing some..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks inviting n mouthwatering....drooooolworthy pics too dear...

Puja said...

So chocolaty..yum yum!!

US Masala

Satya said...

wow these cookies looks so tempting ...

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Nitha said...

yummy cookies..

Unknown said...

I have tried this kind of recipe at home....tastes really too good,....

Federica Simoni said...

mmmmmmmmmmm...che golosi!!!!!complimenti!!ciao!

Unknown said...

Any kind of chocolate cookies am IN...yum!

fimere said...

ils sont à croquer!!!
bonne soirée

Krishnaveni said...

looks yummy, beautiful

Nammaruchi.blogspt.com said...

Yummy Shortbread,love to have those any time!

Priya Suresh said...

Cute looking shortbreads, very tempting..

Suji said...

YUmmilicious...

Heather S-G said...

I love the sound of a chocolate shortbread...very addicting! Very glad you linked them up to Two for Tuesdays this week (please remember to add a link back to any of the hosting sites, so that others can find the hop and share, as well). Thanks!!! =)

Heather S-G said...

Oh sorry...nevermind! Just realized this was not the recipe you wanted to show up from your link (it linked back directly to your homepage instead of the post you wanted...I'll go in and fix that for you). =)

Tanvi said...

Look yummy ! shortbread cookies are one of my fav!
Sinfully Spicy

Faith said...

The cookies look delicious and they're so pretty with the chopped almonds!

Urmi said...

Wonderful recipe. I have never prepared at home and shall try your recipe definitely. Cookies looks yummy and mouth watering. Very nice presentation.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Love the baked goods from your kitchen !! Simply chocolaty ...

Jaisy James said...

yummy cookies

Reshmi said...

choco flavor z such a nice one....i like this dish..will try it for sure soon at home...

chaitrali pathak said...

sounds interesting.....n yummy looking cookies

Pari Vasisht said...

hi. Cookies with shortbread, very interesting and they look superb.
FOODELICIOUS

Nandinis food said...

How are you? The cookies are interesting and lovely here.

Nandini's Food Page

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy shortbread,love chocolate flavor..looks great.

Evan @swEEts said...

I love cocoa and I love cookies! Shortbread's are so fabulous and so simple! I did a slight twist on some shortbread that included basil.. you should totally check it out :)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Rich , moist and a perfect treat for the evening...

cocoa and coconut said...

Chocolate with a bit of almond...it's the perfect combination!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hello everyone,

Thanks for your sweet and encouraging comments....

Magic of Spice said...

These are great...can't go wrong with shortbread and cocoa :)

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

Thanks for linking up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS “CHOCOLATE”, we are already enjoying over 125 recipes, so make sure to stop back by and see them all. It’s gonna be one SWEET week!

And don’t forget to come back next week (Monday) for “HIDDEN INGREDIENT”… “What can you hide in your recipes?”

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

Martha said...

Stopping by to say thanks for linking up these yummy treats at my Easter party last week :-)