Chocolate Tile Shortbread Cookies

These chocolate tile shortbread cookies are so classy! They look like a cool modern dessert that not many people have seen. The lemon shortbread paired with the white, dark, and milk chocolate is amazing. It has a slight tangy and fruity flavor, with the richness of the chocolate squares. This is an easy, but impressive dessert!

fullsizeoutput_1ff5The trick to amazing shortbread cookies, is high quality vanilla bean paste. This truly brings the cookies to another level. Using vanilla extract, will turn out fine, but will not give you the rich vanilla flavor that you are looking for. You can find the vanilla bean paste here. YOU NEED THIS FOR ANY BAKING ENDEAVOUR. ITS AMAZING.


2 Sticks Butter
3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Lemon Zest


Zest your lemon and set the zest aside! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, beat softened butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix in flour until well combined. Add your lemon zest and mix lightly. Roll your dough out into a rectangular shape. Cut the edges to make it perfect. Cut the dough into squares based on the size of your chocolate. Indent each square with your chocolate. Bake them for 10-12 minutes. Once they come out, immediately place you chocolates on them. The chocolate will soften, but once cooled completely they will become hard again.