One of my all-time favourite comfort foods is a great shortbread. My husband would agree, seeing as he is from England and they do have some great shortbread over there. I have always loved my grandmother’s recipe and over the years I have made it so many times I can’t even tell you. Just last year at Christmas I decided to change it up and add some crushed cookies and mint chocolate drizzle to them and they were so good. So I thought why not stir things up again and make them using Carnation Hot chocolate? The perfect mix of buttery melt in your mouth shortbread with the sweet hint of chocolate for good measure.
These are so easy to make and anyone can make them. I think this recipe is impossible to mess up that I think even my 9-year-old could probably do it with very little guidance from me. With just 5 ingredients needed, all of which you probably have in your house, make this a recipe for that can be used at any time.
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup margarine (you can use butter as well)
1/2 cup Carnation Hot Chocolate
1/4 cup tiny chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Put margarine (or butter) into a mixer and beat for 6-7 minutes. I find this makes it creamier and you get flakier shortbread. In a separate bowl combine the cornstarch, icing sugar and flour. Slowly add to the margarine until completely mixed, add in the Carnation Hot Chocolate powder and mix until just combined. Roll into a ball with your hands and wrap with saran wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Once the hour has passed, take the dough out of the fridge and roll into cookie sized balls and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or you can use a silicone cookie sheet like I do. Squish them down and add 3 tiny chocolate chips in the centre (optional). Cook for 15-20 minutes or until just brown on the edges. Makes approximately 12-14 cookies depending on how large you make them.
If you are looking for a simple and easy recipe for shortbread, look no further than this one.
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Disclosure: This post for my Carnation Hot Chocolate shortbread, was sponsored by Nestlé however, my opinions are completely my own and based on my own personal experiences.