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Chocolate-Drizzled Shortbread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


18 cookies

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon shortening


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. For drizzle, in a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt the chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Drizzle over cookies.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 190 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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