44 Dalmations


I’m always supportive of a recipe that uses ¾ of a pound of butter. So when I ran across these Chocolate Dalmatians I was all over it. Now these are not the left over by product of Cruella de Ville, but wonderful shortbread type cookies spotted with mini chocolate chips. Though I did not get 101 of them, I did manage to muster up 44. Mine did not spread out much, unlike the photo in the book. I also made the executive decision to use the entire bag of chocolate chips than just 8 ounces.

Chocolate Dalmatians

4 ounces of white chocolate, chopped into ¼ inch pieces
¾ pound unsalted butter, cut into 1 ounce pieces
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
8 ounces semisweet chocolate mini-morsels( I used all 12oz that came in the bag)

Preheat the oven to 350F.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat. Use a rubber spatula to stir the chocolate until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.
Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle. Beat on medium for 4 minutes until light(but not fluffy). Add the vanilla extract and the melted white chocolate. Beat on medium for 1 minute. Operate the mixer on low while gradually adding the flour and salt. Mix for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the chocolate mini morsels and mix on low for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a spatula to finish mixing the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Portion the dough into 48(I got 44) slightly heaping tablespoons-sized pieces(approximately 1 ounce per piece). Roll each portion into a ball. Place the dough balls onto a non-stick baking sheet, fitting 12 to a sheet. Place the baking sheets in the center rack. Bake for 14-16 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through the baking time. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool at room temperature.

Source: Death By Chocolate Cookies by Marcel Desaulniers


Comments

  1. Those are not only adorable but completely droolworthy. I love shortbread and I could live on chocolate alone.. so these are a must try! Thanks for sharing the recipe. =)

  2. They look great and easy too, I’m going to have to try them this weekend.

    Just wanted to let you know that dalmatian is spelled with an “a”.

  3. Just made these today. found the recipe and your photo on Pinterest. These are now going to be a mainstay on my Christmas Treat List. The flavor is amazing. I added just a touch of Almond extract powder (cook’s). These cookies are not leaving my house! ;) Thanks Peabody!

  4. I just wanted to stop by and say thank-you!!!! I made these cookies tonight, (in fact the last batch is in the oven). I found you on Pintrest. I needed a tasty last minute treat for our schools 5th & 6th grade, black and white masquerade ball/dance bake sale!!! These were just the thing I was looking for, a lot of white with hint of black and tons of flavor! You know, something different from your run of the mill cupcake or regular cookie. I love the texture, crispy on the outside soft gooey chocolate on the inside. Thank you thank you, for posting to the WWW for the world to enjoy!!! I hope my 5th and 6th graders enjoy them as much as my family did as they taste tested the first batch!

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