Hermann Hill Short Bread CookiesFrom HERMANN HILL VINEYARD INN & SPA, RIVERBLUFF COTTAGES AND WEDDING CHAPEL
With the proper presentation, these cookies are as popular as our chocolate cookies. We make both in heart shaped pans but garnish these cookies with powdered sugar and grated semi-sweet chocolate while they are still in the warming drawer. Makes about 18 heart shaped cookies.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If butter is hard, microwave to about 20 seconds. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add flour until combined. Place mixture in freezer for about 5 minutes to cool. Sir in chocolate chips into cool dough. Spray pans with Pam. Using an ice cream scoop, evenly distribute dough into about 18 cookie molds. Using a large spoon, press dough into molds.
Bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes. Watch for hot spots in oven and adjust cooking time accordingly. You may prefer to put molds in freezer for about 45 minutes before attempting to remove cookies. To serve, first place cookies in warming drawer, dust with powdered sugar and grate semi-sweet chocolate over cookies and plate. Makes about 18 heart shaped cookies.