Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
National Chocolate Chip Day!

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Squares

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 350º.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg and the vanilla. Gradually add in the flour and beat well after each addition. Stir in 1 cup of the mini chocolate morsels.

Press this mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until top lightly browned. Immediately sprinkle with the rest of the mini chocolate morsels left in the bag. Let stand for 5 minutes or so until the morsels are shiny then spread evenly covering the entire top of the shortbread.

Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Recipe From A Recipe A Day

REVIEW: This was super easy to make! My biggest suggestion is to use a stand mixer. My hand mixer did the job but struggled while adding flour. I used a 9 x 13 baking sheet and not a baking pan, but I don’t think it really matters too much. The bars came out great! They were so easy to cut through and super easy to melt the chocolate on and spread it around. (I did put it back in the OFF oven just to get the chocolate chips to melt quicker and more evenly) And of course taste… I think they are great! Sean likes them too. They are not too sweet but would satisfy a sweet tooth while not turning off someone who doesn’t like sweets (if there are people like that!).

As always, if you try it, let me know what you think!

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