Ghirardelli's Wish Star Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 12 Cookies


4 ounces Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar
11 1/2 ounces Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips 
2 cups flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter


For Shortbread:

Melt chocolate baking bar in double boiler and set aside. Mix flour and salt together and set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add melted chocolate and vanilla. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and mix just until blended.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured board, roll dough to 3/8" thick and cut with cookie cutters. If the dough is very soft, chill again for at least 30 minutes.

Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely in pan.

To Dip:

Melt chocolate chips with 1 Tbsp butter in double boiler.

Dip cooled cookie in melted chocolate mixture and let chocolate set.