Saturday, July 20 2024



Horseshoe cookies are typical dry pastry cookies with an unmistakable “U” shape and with the tips covered in melted chocolate.

Delicious little cookies great to enjoy in the morning, with a nice cup of milk, or in the afternoon, for tea time.

They are very easy to make and you can make them for any occasion, even during the holiday season or for a birthday buffet-the children will love them too.

The name of these cookies comes from their shape, which is reminiscent of horseshoes, known as good luck charms.

You can therefore also prepare them as gifts for friends and relatives, as a symbol of good luck.






Makes 18 cookies


  • 1¾ cups + 2 tbsp of all purpose flour
  • 1+ 3/4 cups of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • dark chocolate to taste



Mix flour, starch, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.

Add soft butter and knead with hands until sandy.

Combine egg and knead, forming a loaf to be covered with plastic wrap.

Let the shortbread rest in the refrigerator for one hour.

After the resting time has elapsed, roll out the shortbread on a floured work surface, and cut out the shape of horseshoe cookies.

To do this you can use the baking pan or make the cookies by hand, but as they bake they may “unmold.”

Cover a baking sheet with baking paper, arrange all the cookies, slightly spaced from each other and bake at 330 F for about 10-12 minutes, they should be just barely golden brown.

Meanwhile, melt the chopped dark chocolate in a bain-marie, take the cookies and dip the tips.

Let them dry on baking paper.



The cookies, well chilled, will keep for several days in a tin or airtight container.

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