Toffee-Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller
Toffee and chocolate give these shortbread cookies a sweet boost of flavor.

Yield:

About 2 dozen (serving size: 2 cookies)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 222
Fat 14 g
Satfat 8 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 26 mg
Sodium 114 mg

Ingredients

8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee bits

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream together butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour and salt just until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips and toffee bits.

2. Using your hands, roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheet, 1 inch apart, pressing down lightly on each one with a moistened palm.

3. Bake until cookies are firm and just golden around edges, 12 to 14 minutes. Place baking sheet on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Note:

March 2010