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Holiday Baking with Ferrero Rocher

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When I think of Christmas time, I think of freshly baked cookies and packages of chocolate.  In the last few years, I haven't got to bake as much as I wanted, but when I was contacted by Ferrero Rocher, I realized I had the perfect excuse to pull out my recipe book and have some fun.  So for todays post, I made my favourites: whipped shortbread cookies.  I did two different toppings.  The first topping is a Ferrero Rocher topping, and the second is a coconut and lemon glaze.  Keep scrolling down for the recipes!  Also, in regards to the shortbread recipe, I have no idea where it originally came from.  It's one of those hand written recipe cards that my mom and I have been using for years.  So if it's your recipe, kudos to you for making some awesome cookies! 















Whipped Shortbread Cookies

1lb (454g) butter, room temperature
1 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1tsp vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour

1. Preheat Oven to 325 degrees C.
2. Cream butter and icing sugar until very fluffy. 
3. Beat in cornstarch, vanilla and then flour.
4. Beat until batter is light and very fluffy.
5. Drop batter by teaspoons on to lightly greased baking sheets.
6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden.

Chocolate Topping 
1. Melt some chocolate on a double boiler, adding a bit of margarine.  
(The amount you use will depend on how many cookies you plan on icing. 
 I used about half a teaspoon of margarine and 1/3-1/2 of bag of chocolate chips.)
2. Crush Ferrero Rocher chocolates (easiest to do this while still in the wrapping)
and put it in a bowl.
3. Once chocolate is melted, pour on top of cookies.
4. Quickly apply the Ferrero Rocher bits.

Lemon Glaze and Coconut Topping
1. Pour icing sugar into a bowl (again, just eyeball it 
depending on how many you are decorating).
2. Add a tiny bit of lemon juice, and stir until a smooth, thick consistency 
(keep it thick so it doesn't slide off the cookie!)
3. In a separate bowl, pour the shredded sweetened coconut.
4. Pour the glaze over the cookies, then dunk them in the coconut.

Enjoy! 

What's your favourite thing to bake in the holiday season? 

Until next time,

Happy baking,

xoxo K

And a huge thank you to Ferrero Rocher for sending me the largest box of Chocolate I've ever seen! Don't forget to tag your pictures with #ferreromoment and #bakingwithgreenbows so I can see all of your creations!