If you’re looking for something to bake over Christmas, why not try these Christmas shortbread covered with chocolate icing, decorated with mini marshmallows or chocolate chips for a festive treat.
These were baked in December 2018.
For the shortbread:
30g caster sugar
60g salted butter
90g plain flour
For the icing you’ll need:
Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate
Then for the topping:
Preheat the oven to 190℃
→ Measure out the butter and sugar, mix it together, then measure out the flour and stir it in.
→ Roll the mixture out with a rolling pin (or just use your hands and flatten a piece at a time onto a plate like I did). Put a little extra flour underneath to try and prevent them from sticking to the plate when you flatten them out.
→ Now you can cut them out into whatever shapes you want. I used a couple of cookie cutters for most of the mixture, except for the last bit which I flattened into a circular sort of shape.
→ Place each one on a piece of greaseproof paper on a baking tray, then using a fork, add dots across each one to really give them that shortbread look. I used a knife to make the lines on the circular one.
→ When you’re done, put them in the oven and bake for around 15 minutes.
→ Once they are out of the oven, while you’re waiting for them to cool you can start making the chocolate icing.
Let’s decorate the shortbread!
→ Mix some icing sugar with water in a bowl until it’s a consistency you’re happy with. Not too runny, not too thick.
→ Break up the chunks of chocolate and place them in a heatproof bowl, add some water into a saucepan, place the bowl on top and put it on a low heat to melt the chocolate.
→ Once the chocolate has melted, transfer it into the icing mixture. Stir it together then start adding it onto the shortbread. It might be a good idea to get a spare plate for this, then you can decorate on one plate, serve on another, the decorating plate will get quite messy!
I added pieces of mini marshmallows on four of the shortbread and chocolate chips on the other two.
Are you baking anything in the run up to Christmas this year?