#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.


  1. Welcome back after your long break! These do look yummy!

  2. A cookie buffet sounds so yummy, especially with these beautiful bottoms.

  3. These cookies look so delicate and light...would have one right now :-)

  4. I'm gonna try these! They sound delicious :-)

    BTW, check out my cooking blog!

  5. Yum yum yum! I think I may have to make these! I am so happy too bc these ingredients are all safe for our food allergic son except the choc chips (but I can use Enjoy Life chips in place) and I think I will use Kamut Khorasan Wheat too for extra nutrients! Thanks!

  6. thank you april! it is great to be back :)

    eliana - it was a huge success and there were nearly no cookies left over by the end of the night!!!

    juliana - they are super simple and take next to no time so go ahead and have one :)

    carla - thank you so much for stopping by carla!

    caroline - extra nutrients are a good way to go in any food!

  7. My to do list is always growing :). The sound of shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate sounds divine, especially these cookies, with such a cute name!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog... at 6 months pregnant, I'm a bit slow when it comes to posting these days :D.

  8. Oh, wow! Do these ever look good! Well done!

  9. good idea using the end of your cookie press!

  10. What a cute name! And they sound delicious - wish I had one right now!