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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 142.5
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.3 mg
  • Sodium: 75.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Cinnamon Chocolate Shortbread


Cinnamon Chocolate Shortbread

Introduction

This almond shortbread recipe replaces my mom's buttery shortbread.
This almond shortbread recipe replaces my mom's buttery shortbread.

Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    1 1/2 c slivered almond
    1/3 c unsalted butter, room temperature
    3/4 c sugar
    2 eggs, room temperature
    1 t vanilla extract
    1 t baking powder
    3/4 t cinnamon
    1/2 t salt
    2 c whole wheat pastry flour
    --OR--
    (1 1/3 c whole wheat flour combined with 2/3 c cake flour)

    1/2 c dark chocolate chips, melted

Tips

You can mix in the chocolate chips if you prefer.


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place almonds on an ungreased baking sheet and toast until golden brown (about 8 minutes). Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Once almonds have cooled, grind in a food processor or with a rolling pin.

Combine the ground almonds and remaining dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
In another large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the butter until creamy, then add the sugar. Beat until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, beat just until combined. Divide the dough into two balls. Once at a time, form into a log that is 2 inches wide and about 12 inches long. Cut each log into 1 inch wide strips. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should not be golden brown; remove them from the oven just before they start to brown on top.
Place the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. Heat in 10-second increments, stirring before restarting the microwave. Remove from the microwave when the chocolate is about 75% melted.
Dip the end of each cookie in the chocolate and place on waxed paper to set.
Makes 24 cookies.





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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made these cookies but altered the directions at the end. I baked them more like biscotti. I baked intially for 15 minutes. Then cut them into strips. Turned on one side baked for another 10 minutes. Turned on the other side and baked for 10 minutes. They turned out great for dipping in coffee. - 1/3/12

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  • O.K.
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used a cup of icing sugar to make the cookies melt in your mouth, and sub'd those hard almonds for crushed cashews. - 12/12/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a pretty simple recipe resulting in a great tasting snack. I like the shortbread without the chocolate chips or dip. Be careful not to over-roast the slivered almonds! My finished product was close to the photo. - 12/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I plan to try for Christmas cookies. Adding dried cherries will add a little holiday color. - 12/12/11

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  • I liked them even withour the chocolate. I had trouble with melting the chocolate. I did it in the microwave and the first half microwaved to long. Second half got it right and it was easy to dip...so it works without a double boiler. Just melt a little and stir to melt all the way. - 2/26/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm looking forward to trying this. Sounds very yummy. - 12/12/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    nice cookie. - 12/12/11

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  • easy to make--turned out--pretty good too! - 12/12/11

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