Chocolate Shortbread Crust

By Diana Moles
January 26, 2024
The ingredients to make a chocolate shortbread crust

Diana Moles
January 26, 2024

Instructions

YIELD: 2 (8- OR 9-INCH) BOTTOM CRUSTS, 4 (6-INCH) BOTTOM CRUSTS, 1 (9 INCH × 1-INCH) FLUTED
TART CRUST WITH CRUST UP THE SIDES, 2 (14-INCH × 4.5-INCH × 1-INCH) LONG RECTANGLE TART
CRUSTS WITH CRUST UP THE SIDES, 18 (1B/c-INCH) TARTLET SHELLS

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and confectioners’ sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
2. Add the salt and vanilla to the bowl and beat on low speed until the mixture is fully incorporated.
3. Add the flour and cocoa powder to the bowl and beat on low speed until the mixture is fully
incorporated and the dough comes together.
4. Shape the dough into a disc. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.
5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Use the pan(s) as a template
and trim the dough to fit the pan(s).
7. Grease the pan(s). Carefully lay the disc(s) of dough inside the pan(s) and press down, fitting
evenly. Using a fork, dock the dough to ensure even baking.
8. Place the pan(s) in the center of the oven, directly on the middle shelf. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

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