I found this recipe on one of my favorite recipe websites, allrecipes.com. I love shortbread and this recipe looked fast and simple to whip up. I love fast and simple, as long as it tastes good! I’m so glad I tried them, they are DELICIOUS! The melt-in-your-mouth shortbread texture with the gooey melted chocolate chips, will make it hard to stop at one or two!
1-3/4 cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter (Do not substitute salted butter!)
½ cup white sugar
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. (The original recipe says 300 degrees but I read it incorrectly and 325 worked beautifully. )
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Gradually stir in the flour. Add walnuts and chocolate chips.
Roll or scoop dough into walnut sized balls. Put on ungreased cookie sheet 1-1/2” apart. Flatten a bit with the palm of your hand. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool on racks.