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Chocolate Heath Shortbreads with Heath Buttercream Dollops

My mother requested cookies.  While neither of us a is a huge fan of chocolate confections, we are both fans of toffee and shortbreads, so I decided to combine the two.

This was a trickier recipe for me, because as far as cookies go, I actually like the plainer more traditional sorts.  I'm not the friend who is going to be eating cardamom pumpkin pie half moon cookies with you.

I think it turned out fairly well, as a cookie alone it is obviously chocolate, and obviously shortbread, although if I were to do it again, I would flatten them a bit more.


1/4 + 2 Tbsp. cup powdered sugar
4 1/2 Tbsp. salted butter
4 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter.
2 Tbsp. cocoa
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup heath toffee pieces
  1. Preheat over to 350F.
  2. Soften butter or leave out so it gets to just a bit colder than room temp.
  3. Combine everything in a medium mixing bowl, wash your hands well, and dig in.  Cut in the butter with your fingers like you would with a crumble, and continue combining until you can start packing it together into a dough.  
  4. In a small bowl, combine cocoa with just enough water to make chocolate paste.  Add into dough.
  5. If it's a little sticky, add a bit more flour.  It should combine into a touchable butter dough.
  6. Powder your surface with powdered sugar, lightly, and knead until smooth and all combined.
  7. Break into 20 pieces and roll into balls.
  8. Place on parchment covered cookie sheets, and press down until about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Bake for about 10 min, until edges start to crisp.
20 cookies is 117 calories each for just the cookie

Small Batch Heath Buttercream

3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. salted butter
1 Tbsp. Heath toffee bits
  1. When the butter is just shy of room temp, combine everything and beat it. 
  2. If it's a bit greasy add more sugar by the 1/2 Tbsp.  Some times these smaller batches can be finicky depending on the weather. 
  3. Cut the tip off of a baggie, scoop frosting in, and twist to squirt-or just smear it on.


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