#70) Dirty Bottoms
Have you ever had a "to-do" list so long you never seem to finish it? It seems that since Christmas my list has multiplied every single day, morphing into this new creature I don't even recognize... lesson plans, chores, cooking, errands, gym, evening classes.... it all adds up.
But, this is me taking over and deciding that cookies come first on my list all the time :)
These cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread dipped in creamy milk chocolate. They were made as part of a cookie buffet for a New Year's Eve party, but I was kind of stuck on a name for them so I asked a group of friends to name them... "Dirty Bottoms" was the very first suggestion, and no matter how cute or creative the following names were, we all decided that these cookies will be forever known as Dirty Bottoms! I hope you enjoy this sweet treat as much as we did.
7 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
-Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
-Beat together butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
-Add flour and baking powder. Stir until combined.
-Roll dough into small balls (yields 1 dozen). Place balls on cookie sheet.
-Press down balls (I used a tip from my cookie press, but a fork will work).
-Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a pale golden colour. (Watch closely as they will burn easily).
-Let cool completely.
-Melt chocolate in double boiler. Dip bottom of cookies in chocolate. Let excess drip off.
-Let cool top-side down until chocolate has hardened. (Keep refrigerated so chocolate does not melt).
*Makes 1 dozen cookies.