Chocolate Shortbread Stars

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Ingredients

200 g Butter chilled, chopped
1/3 cup Cocoa powder
1/2 cup White rice flour
1 1/2cup All-purpose flour
¾ cup Powdered sugar plus more for dusting
2 tsp Vanilla extract
For chocolate ganache:
⅓ cup Milk chocolate melts
1 tbsp Heavy cream

Nutritional information

83
calories
6,3g
fat
6,6g
carbohydrates
0,6g
protein
15mg
cholesterol
40mg
sodium
Ingredients
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Chocolate Shortbread Stars

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Enter these dainty Chocolate Shortbread Stars that are just as delicious as they sound! To make these chocolate cookies, you will need only five simple ingredients: butter, cocoa powder, rice flour, all-purpose flour, powdered sugar, and vanilla. If you want to be on the fancier side, make a simple chocolate ganache, spoon it into the center of each large shortbread star, and top with a smaller one. 

To make these chocolate stars, start by making the dough. I like to use rice flour in my shortbread cookies. It helps to make the cookies softer with a deliciously crumbly texture. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before rolling it out between two pieces of parchment. Cut out the cookies and bake until the edges are just firm. Leave to cool slightly, then sandwich them with a sweet chocolate ganache and dust with powdered sugar before serving. And get ready to be the star of your next cookie exchange party! 

To make these Chocolate Shortbread Stars, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Chocolate Shortbread Stars

Steps to make Chocolate Shortbread Stars

1

Combine dry ingredients

2

In a food processor, combine 200 grams chopped butter, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup rice flour, 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, and ¾ cup powdered sugar and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2

Add vanilla

2

Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and pulse until the mixture comes together.

3

Chill dough

30

Form into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

4

Heat oven and prepare baking sheets

5

Preheat the oven to 180 °C/350 °F and line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

5

Roll out dough and cut out small stars

5

Roll the chilled dough out between 2 pieces of parchment paper until ⅛-inch thick. Peel off the parchment and using a 1 ½-inch star-shaped cookie cutter, cut 30 stars from the dough. Arrange the cookies on the prepared cookie sheet spacing ½-inch apart. Return the remaining dough to the fridge.

6

Bake

6

Bake the cookies until the edges are just firm to touch, 6 to 8 minutes.

7

Cool

Leave the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

8

Cut out larger stars

5

Roll out the remaining dough and use a 2 ¼-inch star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 30 stars, re-rolling dough scraps as needed. Arrange the stars, ½ inch apart, on the remaining sheets.

9

Bake

15

Bake, 1 cookie sheet at a time, until the edges are just firm, 8 to 10 minutes.

10

Cool

Leave the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to the wire rack to cool completely.

11

Make ganache

10

Place ⅓ cup milk chocolate melts and 1 tablespoon heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100%) for 30 seconds, stirring halfway through, or until melted and smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes.

12

Assemble

15

Spoon ½ teaspoon chocolate ganache in the center of a large star and top with a small star, pressing down gently to secure. Repeat with the remaining stars and ganache. Let sit for 15 minutes.

13

Serve

Dust the cookies with powdered sugar and serve.

These Chocolate Shortbread Stars are delicious yet so easy to make. Made with cocoa and vanilla, they are generously sandwiched with chocolate ganache that truly makes these cookies outstanding. Give this recipe a try soon, and please don’t forget to tag us #cookmerecipes on Instagram!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Athina

I always love easy cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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