Monday, November 8, 2010
Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Sea Salt Shortbread Cookies
Light and airy citrus infused shortbread covered with luscious dark chocolate, sprinkled with sea salt and pistachios is truly a feast for the senses. I'm not one to bake often but this cookie is my all time favorite and its absolutely addictive.
Once you bite into one of these cookies the sea salt opens your taste buds up to experience a combination of flavors and textures unmatched by any other cookie.
2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 sticks (8 ounces) frozen unsalted butter ( ** freeze for 15 minutes**)
1/2 cup sugar
juice and zest from 1 lemon
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt + more for sprinkling on cookies
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
6 ounces dark chocolate (75%)
1/3 cup whipping cream (35%)
Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 275f for 45 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow cookies to cool.