Chocolate Shortbread with Smoked Sea Salt

The smoked sea salt accentuates the dark chocolate flavor of the buttery shortbread cookie in this recipe for chocolate shortbread with smoked sea salt.  The flavors are complex enough to stand on their own or to serve alongside a lovely port or bourbon after dinner.  Definitely a fave around Chez Us.

 

Chocolate Shortbread with Smoked Sea Salt

 

This recipe has been my go-to-holiday cookie for a few years now as it is elegant enough to package in a simple box with a big red bow, and the rich flavors, please everyone who receives them.  Typically, I bake batches of these cookies and pass them out to all of our clients.  This year has been different as we just came off of a few projects and we leave for the holidays next week.  No time to bake batches this year;  but, I definitely wanted to share them with you, our readers, so I whipped up a batch last night.  We also made a little video to go along with it!

 

 

The recipe is pretty straightforward, and can be made in a matter of a couple hours, from mixing, chilling to baking.  During the season, I also like to keep a couple extra logs in the freezer from impromptu dinners or gifts to pass out.  Being that I typically give these cookies out, I go the extra mile by using high quality butter and chocolate in this recipe.  Trust me, it really does make a big difference in quality.  I also prefer to use a cherry wood smoked sea salt as the smokey flavor intensifies the dark chocolate.  I have used a grey or Maldon sea salt when in a pinch.  Set aside some time this weekend for your holiday baking and add this recipe to the mix.  I am sure you will be as happy as we are with this recipe.

 

Chocolate Shortbread with Smoked Sea Salt

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I heard that smoked sea salt is great on chocolate and I have two jars of it! I love these ice box cookies and I love that I can slice and bake a few at a time as needed. Bookmarked this and am making them! They look so good! (and you are adorable!)

  2. Nicole says:

    How many cookies does this recipe make? Thanks! Looks delicious!

  3. this is a sophisticated cookie–great for a party! i love it!

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