'Hot' Chocolate Shortbread

Shortbread

These rich chocolate cookies have a hint of spicy zing that will make them a unique and memorable addition to your holiday cookie tray.

  • Total Preparation Time: 85 minutes

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Ingredients

1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Butter Sticks – Unsalted, softened
2 tsp10 mLVanilla
2 cups500 mLAll Purpose Flour
3/4 cup175 mLInstant Dissolving Sugar
1/2 cup125 mLUnsweetened Cocoa Powder, sifted
1 tsp5 mLSalt
1 tsp5 mLGround Cinnamon
1/4 tsp1 mLCayenne Pepper
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Instructions

  1. Beat butter and vanilla until fluffy. Whisk flour with sugar, cocoa, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper; beat into butter mixture on low just until uniformly combined. Form dough into a flat disc; wrap and chill for 1 hour or until firm enough to roll easily. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Roll dough out between sheets of parchment paper to ¼" (5 mm) thick. Cut out shapes using 2" (5 cm) cookie cutters. Place cookies 1"(2.5 cm) apart, on baking sheets. Re-roll remaining pieces and cut out additional cookies once. Bake in batches for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a rack.
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Ingredients

1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Butter Sticks – Unsalted, softened
2 tsp10 mLVanilla
2 cups500 mLAll Purpose Flour
3/4 cup175 mLInstant Dissolving Sugar
1/2 cup125 mLUnsweetened Cocoa Powder, sifted
1 tsp5 mLSalt
1 tsp5 mLGround Cinnamon
1/4 tsp1 mLCayenne Pepper
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Nutritional Info

% Daily Value
Serving Size / Portion
1 cookie
Calories / Calories (kcal)92
Total Fat / Lipides (g)6
Saturated / Saturés (g)3
Trans Fat / lipids trans (g)0
Polyunsaturated (g)17
Cholesterol / Cholestérol (mg)17
Sodium / Sodium (mg)65
Carbohydrate / Glucides (g)10
Fibre (g)1
Sugar / Sucres (g)4
Protein / Protéines (g)1
Vitamin A / Vitamine A6%
Vitamin C / Vitamine C0%
Iron / Fer4%
Calcium0%

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