So since the lemon bars were getting scarce I needed to replenish the ‘sweet supply’ at home so I decided to try this out. With Ghirardelli chocolate how can you possibly go wrong?
You will need:
1/2 c butter, softened
1/4 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinammon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 c honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1.5 c all purpose flour
1 c white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour
1/2 c miniature semisweet chocolate pieces (Ghirardelli)
3 oz bittersweet chocolate or 1/2 c miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
1/2 tsp shortening
1. Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat until light and fluffy, scraping side of the bowl occasionally.
2. Beat in eggs, honey, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the all purpose flour and wheat flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in 1/2 c chocolate pieces.
3. Shape dough into 1-in balls and place on prepped baking sheet about 1 in apart. flatten slightly. Bake for 8-9 mins or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack and cool.
4. In a small saucepan combine bittersweet chocolate/pieces and shortening and heat over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring often. Cool slightly and transfer to a small resealable plastic bag. Snip a small hole in one corner of the bag and seal. Pipe chocolate on tops of cookies. Let stand about 30 mins or until set (if you can wait!). Makes 48 cookies.