14 tablespoons (200g) softened butter
7 oz (200g) powdered sugar (a little bit over 1 1/2 cups)
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
3 cups (360g) flour
¼ cup orange liqueur (or any other flavored liqueur, as long as it's not too
3 oz (100g) dark chocolate
Beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, the baking powder and the salt.
Add the liqueur to the butter mixture, mixing thoroughly. Finally, add the
sifted flour and fold together until completely combined.
If the dough ends up being too dry, add either milk, orange juice, lemon juice
or cream, a bit at a time until reaching the right consistency.
Once ready, form a ball with the dough without kneading it. Wrap it in plastic
warp and refrigerate until firm. Approximately 1 hour. (Dough can be prepared
and left in the refrigerator overnight, if desired)
Remove dough form the fridge and divide it in several portions to facilitate the
kneading process. Take one portion to work with and refrigerate the remaining
portions. Using a rolling pin and just a little bit of flour, roll out the
dough 1/5-inch thick.
Cut out cookies using a circular cookie cutter or any other desired shape.
Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheet.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake cookies for 15 minutes. To avoid over
baking them, watch cookies closely during their last few minutes in the
oven. If necessary, remove form oven and rotate them until evenly done.
Place baked cookies on wire rack until they have completely cooled off.
Once all the cookies are baked and ready, start working with the chocolate to
Cut the chocolate into pieces and melt it on a double boiler with hot (not
boiling) water. Bowl or saucepan containing the chocolate should be touching
the water. The heat should be off.
Leave chocolate on double boiler until almost completely melted. Remove and
place on the table/counter top and stir to complete the melting process until
creamy and smooth.
Using a decorating bag or a spoon drizzle chocolate over cookies.
Ready, tempting and delicious!