|One of my many cookie cookbooks|
Bake cookies. That's what she needs to do. It's not like there's a shortage of cookie recipes in my house. I have a binder full of Christmas cookie recipes that my mom & her friends made every year while I was growing up. These are the cookies of my childhood. They are super yummy and many are time consuming. I'm not going to lie, I don't want to bake all day. Or even all afternoon. I'm lacking motivation (OK, let's be honest. I'm just lazy). I also have a magazine of cookie recipes that my mom bought me when she visited last year. There are lots of great recipes in there. As I was looking through it, I found a recipe for chocolate shortbread. I love shortbread. I love chocolate. I think I stumbled across the perfect cookie!
What makes it even better is the fact that it takes 4 ingredients. I just happen to have all 4 ingredients on hand. Sweet, no grocery shopping for this chickie!
|I love my Kitchen Aid mixer!|
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup of confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
Dash of salt
1. In a large bowl, cream the butter. Combine the rest of the ingredients and gradually add to the bowl. Chill for 1 hour.
2. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees or until set.
|Ready to bake|
It says it should make four dozen, but I only got three. I did sneak a few tastes of the batter but not a dozen cookies worth. And I forgot the salt. Oops! They still tasted good:)
As the cookies were baking, they filled the house with a wonderful chocolate scent. It reminded me of my childhood. I grew up about 2 miles from a chocolate factory and there were days that you could smell the chocolate. It always smelled so good, like rich, delicious chocolate.
|The finished cookies|