Shortbread Scottie Dogs. They combine two of my favorite things--pure butter shortbread and dogs. These scotties are definitely BEST IN SHOW!
Since it's raining in California, and my own pups came in with 'muddy boots', I thought it would be fun to dip these Scottie dogs in Chocolate. I decided on milk chocolate to be more 'mud-like'. Apologies for the photo.. I didn't shake the cookies off after I dipped them. That would have shown the shape better, but they still taste wonderful! And, these Scottie Dogs don't need to be walked in the rain!
Walkers Shortbread Scottie Dogs with Muddy Boots
4 squares of Guittard baking milk chocolate
a bit of unsalted butter
Melt chocolate and butter together in the top of a double boiler or saucepan over saucepan with simmering water. Stir so it doesn't seize.
Dip Shortbread Scottie dogs in 'mud'. Remember that Scotties are low to the ground, so dip as low as you like. Be more professional than I was, and shake the excess chocolate from the shortbread cookie.
Put chocolate covered Scotties on parchment and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.
You can also dip in chocolate and roll in chopped nuts. You know dogs-- they pick up 'debris.'
No time to dip? Walkers also makes Shortbread Chocolate Scottie Dogs.
I also noticed that Cost Plus World Market has all Walkers shortbread products 20% off today in honor of National Shortbread Day!