You know those posts where you hear all about the little foibles and idiosyncracies of the blogger? This is one of those posts. So..you've been warned ;)
I am a complete anglophile.
I own boxes and boxes of English Breakfast tea.
I love all things Colin Firth. Keira Knightley. Alan Rickman.
I follow the Royal Wedding like it's my job and yes, I fully intend on getting up at whatever ridiculous time it airs so that I can see the dress and oohh and aahhh.
I may occasionally speak in a British accent when I am alone.
Yes, I am nearly an embarrassment to my fellow statesiders. Go ahead and wince. If I met someone else like myself, I probably would as well. Being happily within the confines of my self, though, I think I'll just watch some Doctor Who instead and enjoy some tea and biscuits.
Carry on, then.
Shortbread Cookies with Fudge Icing
1 1/4 cup flour
1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and then add the vanilla. Carefully mix in the flour until a loose dough forms. Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a log. Wrap in the plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
Remove the dough and slice 1/4 inch thick on a diagonal. Place on lined cookie sheets and bake for roughly ten minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Let cool.
To make the icing, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Spread the chocolate over the surface of the cookies, using a toothpick to spread. Let set at room temperature.