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Friday, December 24, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread (Gluten Free & Vegan)


It has been three years since I've had Scottish Shortbread! And finally, I've made some! The years just seem to go by so fast, and there are so many old recipes to convert. But it was shortbread's turn this year, since it is my mom's favorite. Now that she is also gluten free, I am very motivated to send these to her. I hope they travel well!

2 1/2 cups GF flour blend (I used High Protein)
1 tsp. xanthan gum
6 tbsp. sugar
1 cup dairy free, soy free margarine (such as Earth Balance)

1 cup dairy free, soy free chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life)
2 tbsp. palm shortening

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the flour and sugar. Cut in the margarine with a pastry cutter until mixture starts to cling together in largish clumps. Turn the dough onto a piece of wax paper and knead until smooth. Place a piece of wax paper on top of the dough and roll into a rectangle shape 1/2 inch thick. Remove the top piece of wax paper, trim the edges of the dough, and cut into rectangles about 2 inches long.

With a spatula, remove the shortbread rectangles to an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart. Prick three times with the tines of a fork. Bake about 15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let sit a minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a small saucepan over very low heat and stirring constantly, melt the chocolate and shortening until almost smooth. Turn off the heat and continue stirring until completely smooth. Dip each shortbread into the chocolate and place on a piece of wax paper to cool and set.

When the chocolate has cooled, lift the shortbread from the wax paper and place on a plate. Layer the shortbread between pieces of wax paper. Store in a cool, dry place until ready to serve. Makes about 2 dozen.

2 comments:

Ă„iti said...

Wow. You've outdone yourself (and that's saying something :-) These look fantastic and sound so doable! Thank you and happy holidays.

Erin said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! This is a very easy recipe, I hope it turns out well for you. Happy Holidays to you too. :)