A board with a glass of milk and airplane-shaped cookies dipped in chocolate.

Airplane Shortbread Cookies

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport's recipe for a tired traveller pick-me-up.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport is always hosting jet-setters, and their chefs take that job seriously. They’ve shared with us a recipe for one of the hotel’s signature treats – chocolate-dipped airplane shortbread cookies.

A board with a glass of milk and airplane-shaped cookies dipped in chocolate.

Airplane Shortbread Cookies

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport's recipe for chocolate-dipped plane-shaped shortbread cookies.
Course cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British, Canadian, English

Ingredients
  

  • cups unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • zest from 1 small orange
  • 2 small eggs
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 100 g milk chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 310°F.
  • Using a mixer, cream butter with sugar. Mix on low until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract; keep mixing on low for 2 minutes.
  • Add flour and orange zest and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut with an airplane-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Place the cookies on parchment paper on a flat sheet pan and bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Once cookies have cooled, add both chocolates to a bowl and microwave for 20 to 30 seconds until melted.
  • Dip half of each cookie in the chocolate and place on a cooling rack to set.
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