Chocolate-Spice Shortbread Stars

  • Makes: 20 servings
  • Yields: 20 to 24 cookies
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins 325°F per batch
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Chocolate-Spice Shortbread Stars
Ingredients
1 1/4
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
cup butter
2
tablespoons dark chocolate pieces, melted (optional)
2
tablespoons white baking pieces, melted (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Form the mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough until 1/2-inch thickness. Using a 1 1/2- to 2-inch star-shape cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake about 20 minutes or just until cookies are firm in the center. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. If desired, drizzle cooled cookies with melted dark and/or white chocolate. Let stand until is set.
From the Test Kitchen
To Store:

Layer undrizzled cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. If desired, drizzle with chocolate before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Spice Shortbread Stars)
    Per serving:
  • 85 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 12 mg chol.,
  • 99 mg sodium,
  • 10 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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