This light and crispy cookie is the perfect end to your St. Patrick's Day feast, and is delicious with Irish coffee! Feeling fancy? Create your own unique combinations by adding 1/2 cup dried fruit or nuts. This recipe calls for Irish Butter; made from the milk of grass-fed cows, it has a richer flavor and higher Omega / vitamin / mineral content. If you can't find Irish butter, substitute regular!
1 cup (2 sticks) Irish better, at room temperature
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 cups flour (plus extra for rolling out)
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar with electric mixer until well combined. Gradually add flour and mix until a ball is formed. Transfer dough to floured cutting board, and use a rolling pin to roll dough about 1/4 inch thick. Make into shapes using your favorite cookie cutter (I like a classic round for my shortbread) and bake on parchment lined baking sheet for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. In small bowl, add chocolate chips and microwave 45 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds until melted. Dip half of shortbread in chocolate, and place on parchment until hardened. Enjoy!