Evolving Mommy’s Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange!
Last year my friend Gillian, made cookies to give to her husbands clients. I wish I was one of his clients because a plate of beautiful cookies is one of the things I really love. My friends these cookies, were especially beautiful cookies.
The cookies in the picture below and the following recipe are Ghirardelli’s Wish Star Chocolate Cookie, created by Chef Emily Luchetti in honor of the Ghirardelli Make-A-Wish program.Thanks for sharing Gillian, your husband is a lucky guy. Also his clients are pretty lucky too!
2 cups flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup sugar
1 bar (4oz) Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
1 11.5 oz bag Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1 Tablespoon butter
Melt baking bar on double boiler and set aside. Mix flour and salt together and set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add melted chocolate and vanilla. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and mix just until blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured board, roll dough to ¾ inch and cut with cookie cutters. If the dough is very soft, chill again for at least 30 minutes. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely in pan.
Melt chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp butter in double boiler. Dip cooled cookie in melted chocolate mixture and let chocolate set.
This recipe makes about 1 dozen cookies.
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