Belgian Chocolate Shortbread Cookies – Indulge your inner chocoholic with these buttery and delicious shortbread cookies dusted with Belgian chocolate shavings!
Well, this year I did it. Black Friday. 😱
When you live near a major metropolitan area a normal day always consists of some baseline traffic and congestion. Black Friday is a whole new ball game, though, with overflowing parking lots and lines that wrap around to the back of stores. Wading through the sea of people, I got some great deals on Christmas gifts for my family. Personally, I like the buzz, but for many people it’s a great time to start stress-eating Christmas cookies.
By far the best Black Friday deal I took advantage of was an early Christmas gift to myself: a Shark ION ROBOT vacuum! I’ve liked the idea of a robot doing my housework for me since I was a kid and had to do chores. At some point I saw the Jetsons and have since thought that Rosie would be a nice addition to the family.
For the last few years I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for the robot vacuum cleaners to come down in price. This Black Friday was finally my moment! I happened on a display and there was ONE left. It was like a light was shining down from heaven onto my robot and the angels were singing. It was 50% off, plus I had an additional 20% off coupon. At that point, I decided that no one else could have that vacuum unless they pulled it from my cold, dead hands.
When I brought my robot home my husband and kids went nuts over it. Like me, my husband is happy for anything to reduce our domestic work burden. We both work, after all. The kids just thought it was cool. It even spurred my 7-year-old onto cleaning up the toy clutter in his room so it could roam unhindered. My 2-year-old likes to follow it around saying “Bot Bot! It’s a Bot Bot!” Thus, the vacuum is now a part of our family and affectionately called Bot Bot.
For me, Black Friday is the official start of the Christmas season. Aside from the general mood of fighting through crowds to get the best deal, it’s also when I start to get into the joyful spirit of the season. From Christmas music and decorating my home to spiked hot chocolate and making Christmas cookies!
Shortbread, in all it’s forms, is my all-time favorite Christmas cookie by far. In keeping with that love, the last couple of Christmas seasons I’ve created unique shortbread cookie recipes. The first was Chocolate Dipped Orange Shortbread Cookies which boast the flavoring of Cointreau. The second was my Cherry Almond Short Bread Cookies which have a festive cherry color from maraschino cherries.
This year I just had to keep the pattern going so I came up with Belgian Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. I’m unapologetically a chocoholic and if you are too, I know you’ll love this cookie. The chocolate-based cookie with Belgian dark chocolate shavings is buttery and rich. If you love chocolate you’ll just want to keep eating them until they’re gone!
They pair perfectly with my two other shortbread cookie recipes so I recommend making all three, whether it be for yourself or as a gift. The only caution I have for you is that shortbread cookies inherently make a lot crumbs when you munch on them. Lucky for me I have Bot Bot. 😉
Indulge your inner chocoholic with these buttery and delicious shortbread cookies dusted with Belgian chocolate shavings! *If you have trouble finding a Belgian chocolate bar or cocoa power, substitute with another high-quality product. It will still be delicious!
Belgian Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Indulge your inner chocoholic with these buttery and delicious shortbread cookies dusted with Belgian chocolate shavings!
*If you have trouble finding a Belgian chocolate bar or cocoa power, substitute with another high-quality product. It will still be delicious!
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