The Nutrition Rundown: These buttery treats made with whole wheat flour and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate are best enjoyed in petite portions to prevent overindulgence. Cut small and individually wrap a couple for each of your friends.
2 sticks butter
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
9-12 oz bittersweet chocolate
4 candy canes, broken up
- Beat 2 sticks butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Whisk 2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt, then stir into the butter mixture.
- Press into a buttered 8-inch square pan. Chill 30 minutes. Bake 35-40 minutes at 300 degrees. Leave in pan to cool.
- Once shortbread is baked and cooled, melt chocolate over double boiler on stove. Spread on shortbread and sprinkle crumbled candy canes on top.
- Allow to cool 1 hour before serving. Cut into small squares or pieces.