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Little Dippers

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another recipe that will place guests in awe of you. these cookies twinkle like little chocolate stars. to get the effect, dip baked cookies in melted chocolate and brush with edible gold luster dust.

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Time: 55 minutes

Number Of Ingredients: 10

Ingredients: all-purpose flour,unsweetened cocoa powder,salt,butter,sugar,egg,instant espresso coffee powder,sweet baking chocolate,shortening,luster dust


  1. combine flour , cocoa , and salt in a medium bowl
  2. set aside
  3. beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds
  4. add sugar and beat about 2 minutes or until fluffy , scraping side of bowl occasionally
  5. beat in egg and espresso powder
  6. beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer
  7. stir in any remaining flour mixture
  8. use your hands to form the dough into a ball
  9. divide dough in half
  10. preheat oven to 350f
  11. roll each half of the dough to 1 / 4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface
  12. cut out shapes using a 2-1 / 2-inch star-shape cookie cutter
  13. place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets
  14. bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm
  15. transfer to wire racks and let cool
  16. microwave chopped chocolate and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl on 50 percent power about 2 minutes or until melted and smooth , stirring three times
  17. dip one-third of each cookie into melted chocolate mixture
  18. let excess drip back into bowl
  19. place cookies on waxed paper
  20. let stand about 1 hour or until set
  21. if desired , brush luster dust on chocolate
  22. makes 48 cookies
  23. to store:
  24. place cookies in layers separated by pieces of waxed paper in an airtight container
  25. cover
  26. store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months
  27. thaw cookies , if frozen , before serving
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