I do like to have a biscuit with my morning cuppa, but quite often it just tends to be something plain, like a Digestive or a Rich Tea. I decided this week I needed something different, and so threw together this batch of Chocolate Chip Shortbread.
Chocolate Chip Shortbread (Makes approx. 16 pieces)
250g Unsalted Butter, softened
50g Caster Sugar
250g Plain Flour
100g Chocolate Chips (I used a mix of white and milk chocolate)
50g White Chocolate
50g Milk Chocolate
Beat together the butter and sugar until creamy and light
Sift in the flour and cornflour and start to fold it into a dough
Add a few drops of Vanilla Essence and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed
Lay a piece of cling film on the work top and put the dough mixture on top, then use the cling film to roll it into a sausage shape about 5cm in diameter.
Put the dough into the fridge for about 1 hour to allow it to firm up
After 1 hour preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas Mark 3 and line 2 baking trays.
Take the dough out of the fridge and slice into 1 cm think rounds and place on your baking trays
Place in oven and bake for around 30-35 mins.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack
Once cool, melt the white and milk chocolate separately, and using a spoon ‘flick’ the melted chocolate over the shortbread pieces. I did the milk chocolate first and then the white.
Enjoy with your mid morning cuppa or any time of the day really!