Shortbread and Chocolate Hearts

I made these heart shaped cookies, to take to a charity tea party that was organised in the neighbourhood.  The aim of the event was to raise money and awareness about cancer and it was also a beautiful way to socialise with our neighbours.  I had planned to dip the cookies in white chocolate mixed with raspberry essence… so they would be pink.  But something did not work and when I added the essence to the white chocolate, it hardened…  I did not have much time to try again, so I decided to stick to a classic and dip them in dark chocolate.  Nobody at the tea party seemed to mind and they were eaten pretty fast! :-)  I have to say, I really liked them too.  I love shortbread… and chocolate makes everything better, doesn’t it??  Enjoy them with a hot cup of tea!

Recipe adapted from Savoring Simplicity 

1 batch of shortbread cookies, cut in a heart shape
180 gms – 6 oz. dark chocolate, melted

Once the cookies have cooled down, melt the chocolate over a double boiler.

Dip one end of each cookie in the melted chocolate and place it on a tray lined with baking paper.

When you have done that for all the cookies, put the tray in the fridge for about 10 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.

Shortbread and Chocolate Hearts

Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!

Shortbread and Chocolate Hearts

It is the end of the month again!  Which means it is time to check out the great round up that Nancy from Spicie Foodie has put together of some of the best recipes from the blogosphere!  Check out Your Best Recipe of June!  I am contributing my Gnocchi alla Sorrentina to it!  Have fun browsing!

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  1. DB-The Foodie Stuntman says:

    It looks good but I’d temper that chocolate first.

  2. Looks like it can be melted in your mouth. I should try this recipe.
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  3. White chocolate can be a tricky little beast to work with, Manu. And in the end, I’m glad you went for the dark because it is my favourite and what a lovely colour contrast for these gorgeous cookies!

  4. Medeja says:

    Very nice cookies, but a very nice event! Even if they are not pink.. :)

  5. What delightful-looking biscuits.

  6. susie says:

    These look so pretty and I bet they tasted wonderful. What a great treat to bake for a charity event.

  7. mjskit says:

    These are SO CUTE! Love shortbread and of course, chocolate! :)

  8. The white choc/berry combo sounds lovely, but who can say no to shortbread dipped in chocolate?

  9. So beautiful! And so simple too…I love this. I’m featuring these cookies in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and it’s always fun to be following along with your creations…

  10. sophistimom says:

    These are so perfect, so simple.

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