Bittersweet chocolate adds a layer of sophistication to this classic cookie.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Sift together flour and salt into a medium bowl. Beat butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add sugar gradually, beating between additions; continue to beat until mixture is very pale, about 2 minutes total. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture; beat until just combined.

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  • After beating in the flour, beat in 4 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate (3/4 cup). Press dough evenly into a parchment-lined 9-by-13-inch rimmed baking sheet; refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes. Cut dough in eighths lengthwise, then quarters crosswise, making 32 rectangles. Evenly pierce all over with a skewer.

  • Bake until shortbread is firm in center and golden brown, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer pan to a wire rack; immediately recut rectangles with a paring knife. Let shortbread cool completely in pan.

  • Melt 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate. Dip bars into chocolate, place on parchment-lined baking sheet, and refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 10 minutes.

Reviews (5)

32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2017
Were there no eggs in this recipe????????
Rating: Unrated
11/26/2013
I also forgot to pierce one batch and it seems to be fine.
Rating: Unrated
11/26/2013
Fantastic recipe. Used my mixer and it was easy. Doubling the recipe works just fine. I used salted butter and skipped the salt. Also, I used Chipits mini chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate. I find that 20 minutes of cooling in the fridge is too long. Just 5 minutes seems to be fine. I also found that they were ready before the full 50 minutes of baking.
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Rating: Unrated
10/27/2013
Same problem. But even when removing early it was still to dry
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2012
Just made these and mine were brown in 35 minutes so I took them out, hope they are done? Good thing I checked on them before 50 minutes like the recipe says. Don't know what went wrong.