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Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

1 dozen

This recipe has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake. Any chocolate lover will like these melt-in-your-mouth cookies. I make them year-round with variations. They're even richer with a thin coat of icing or as a sandwich cookie with frosting in the middle. —Sarah Bueckert, Austin, Manitoba
Homemade Chocolate Shortbread Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons baking cocoa

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°. In a small bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, sugar and cocoa; add to creamed mixture. Beat until dough holds together, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pat into a 9x4-in. rectangle. Cut into 2x1-1/2-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork.
  3. Bake until set, 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 64 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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