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challenge butter, (you can find them here- http://www.challengedairy.com/ ) challenged her readers to come up with a variation on shortbread. Looked like fun so here is my Peppermint Chocolate Shortbread! Enjoy
1 Cup Non Salted Butter softened
2/3 C Sugar
3/4 tsp Salt
2 C all purpose flour
1-2 tsp Peppermint extract.
5 squares of Semi Sweet Chocolate
Crushed red and white candy canes
Preheat oven to 300
Cream butter with mixer, add sugar until light and fluffy. Add mint extract. I like mine really minty so I use two tsp of extract. Add salt and flour and mix. Line a 9 inch cake pan with parchment, press dough into the pan. smooth the top and cut into 12 equal slices. Bake at 300 degrees for 20-25 min. The cookies should be just golden brown. Be careful not to over cook.
Allow to cool. Melt chocolate according to package directions in a microwavable bowl. Dip cooled shortbread in chocolate and then sprinkle crushed candy canes on top. Set on parchment paper to harden.