Posted by - Rena
YUM! Just to get that out of the way...
I have been putting this off for days because the cold weather makes me want to bake (and eat) all day, every day. I knew once I made shortbread, all bets would be off. I pictured myself eating them all in one sitting with a cup of coffee loaded with Marshmallow Mocha creamer.
I went to the store today and bought mini chocolate chips and walnuts just in case. I finally committed and made them. I thought I had regular flour but all I had was King Arthur white whole wheat flour. I used it and they turned out fine. You can't really tell it's whole wheat. The shortbread was crumbly and not too sweet.
I decided to get fancy and melt chocolate, pour it over the top and add on walnuts. That was the plan but something happened with the chocolate and it became more of a paste. I added in butter and nothing happened. My computer was upstairs and I didn't want to waste the chocolate so I devised a shmear and pat system. Shmear the chocolate and pat down the walnuts. Worked like a charm.
I used the recipe from Nancy's challenge post and added in mini chocolate chips. I didn't measure them out. They are delicious and my neighbors will get the majority. I've eaten too many pieces already.