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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Add chunks of chocolate to your shortbread cookies to take them to the next level

I love shortbread biscuits or cookies. These Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies are made simply by adding chopped dark chocolate to a basic flour, butter and sugar shortbread recipe. Make it with or without the chocolate, either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
Yields 12
Adding chocolate chunks to a simple Shortbread biscuit, takes it to the next level!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
18 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
18 min
  1. 300g (10oz) plain flour
  2. 100g ( 4oz) caster sugar
  3. 200g (8oz) butter
  4. 100g chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  5. caster (superfine) sugar for dredging
  1. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar.
  2. Work in the butter with your fingertips - keep it in one piece and gradually work in the dry
  3. ingredients.
  4. Knead well adding in the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate once the dough has come together.
  5. Pat down on a work surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/2 cm (1/8 in) and cut out with a cookie cutter.
  6. You will probably have to keep pushing the dough back
  7. together again as it is very crumbly.
  8. Slide the cut biscuits off the work surface with a knife and onto a baking sheet.
  9. Bake in the oven at 170C (325F) Mark 3 for about 8 minutes until firm and pale golden brown.
  10. Lift onto a cooling tray with a spatula and dredge with caster (superfine) sugar.
  1. You can make plain shortbread biscuits, just omit the chocolate, the rest of the ingredients remain the same.
  2. Yield depends on size of cutter.
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Butter, sugar, flour, chocolate, what more do I need to say?  Delicious! 

These simple Chocolate Chip shortbread cookies are simple to make and so good #shortbread #cookie

I am entering these cookies for We Should Cocoa, the blog challenge run by Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog and this month hosted by Rebecca at BakeNQuilt.


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    belleau kitchen
    November 22, 2013

    hello… have loved keeping up with you on facebook today… these (and everything you cooked) looks so good… love a nice simple shortbread cookie. xx

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    Janice Pattie
    November 22, 2013

    Rebecca – it's a pleasure
    Dom – it's so lovely to have a day at home baking and sharing, glad you were able to follow along X

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    Karen S Booth
    November 25, 2013

    These look just amazing Janice and what a great alternative Stir-Up Sunday recipe too! Karen

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    November 30, 2013

    How lovely Janice. Shortbread is my favourite biscuit. Strangely, I've not yet tried my hand at choc chip ones. Something else to be remedied. Thanks for entering them into We Should Cocoa.

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    January 2, 2014

    These look really easy to make, and I love chocolate shortbread. Definitely something I'll be attempting with the kids, thank you.

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    December 10, 2017

    So quick and easy to make. I’ m happy you told me to find it here Janice.

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      Janice Pattie
      December 10, 2017

      Thank you Claudia, I’m delighted that you like the recipe, it’s one of my favourites.

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