|20 cookies||55 minutes|
- 0.75 lb (340 g) unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3.5 cup all-purpose flour
- 0.25 tsp salt
- 7 oz (198 g) semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 electric mixer
- 1 medium bowl
- 1 ungreased baking sheet
- 1 parchment paper
- 1 wooden spoon
- 1 glass bowl
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the unsalted butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut with a 3 by 1 inch finger shaped cutter. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.
When the cookies are cool, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put 3 ounces of the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave on high power for 30 seconds. (Don't trust your microwave timer; time it with your watch.) Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to heat and stir in 30 second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Add the remaining chocolate and allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it's completely smooth. Stir vigorously until the chocolate is smooth and slightly cooled; stirring makes it glossier.
Drizzle 1/2 of each cookie with just enough chocolate to coat it.