Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Walker's Shortbread Scottie Dogs with Muddy Boots

Walkers introduced its new Shortbread Scottie Dogs at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. I love Walker's pure butter Shortbread, and I'm a sucker for dog shapes. These scotties are definitely BEST IN SHOW!

As it's raining today, and my own pup 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 sweet 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.'


yummychunklet said...

What a clever idea!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

Shock horror! you have defaced the national emblem of my country...Just kidding this is an awesome idea and Walkers is already tasty without chocolate so after dipping they must taste even better!
Take care..

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww they're so cute! :D

Anonymous said...

Looks better than my dog who gets real muddy boots when it rains!

Much sweeter, too!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Would you believe I just bought a box of these?! What a great idea, but then pretty much anything is better dipped in chocolate. (Although, I'm still looking askance at the chocolate-dipped bacon in the new Chocolate Issue of Food Network magazine.