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Frosted Chocolate Shortbread

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


4-1/2 dozen

I was introduced to these cookies by a friendly neighbor who brought them over the cold winter day we moved into our new home. Christmas cookies have never tasted so good or looked so good.—Deb Nixon, Paris, Ontario


  • 1-3/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Colored sprinkles, optional


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cornstarch, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Cut into 1-1/2-in. x 1-in. squares. In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners' sugar, cocoa and water until smooth. Frost cookies; decorate with sprinkles if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 106 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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