Chocolate Shortbread Cookies on white towel with glass of milk in background
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Easy Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Girl Scout Cookies came out this week in our area and the shortbread Trefoils are some of my favorite ones. They are so simple, yet so delicious. I also love anything chocolate. I was craving both, so I decided to make Chocolate Shortbread Cookies!

Chocolate cookies are always yummy, in my opinion. Pairing chocolate with shortbread is just right for a sweet treat. With only 5 ingredients, you can’t go wrong!

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies stacked on white plate with Hershey's Cocoa in background
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Made with Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa

What Ingredients Will I Need?

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Unsweetened Cocoa
Ingredients on counter
Ingredients

Helpful Tips for Making Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

  • Set butter out at least a half hour before so it is softened enough and easy to mix.
  • Use dark chocolate cocoa powder for a richer flavor.
  • Do not grease the cookie sheet, as this recipe has plenty of butter.
  • Use a pizza cutter for easy, even slicing.
  • Cut into any shape you desire, but cut within 5 minutes of baking for best results.

Other Recipes to Try

If you would like to try a different cookie recipe, Quick Pudding Cookies, Victory Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Crumbly Scottish Shortbread are all delicious. Other desserts I recommend are Cake S’mores, Blueberry Melba Parfaits, and Easy Lemon Bars.

Final Thoughts on Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

This recipe was very easy and quick to make. It was perfect for a weeknight sweet treat. I will be making these again. Most shortbread is pricked with a fork. I forgot to do that so that is why mine look a little more like brownies than cookies. They still turned out and tasted great.

Do you prefer plain or chocolate shortbread? Have you ever had chocolate shortbread? Let me know in the comments below.

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies on white towel with glass of milk in background

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

If you like chocolate and you like shortbread, why not combine them to make Chocolate Shortbread Cookies? These are easy to make and only take 5 ingredients!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Use mixer to beat powdered sugar and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir in flour and cocoa, then use beat thoroughly with mixer.
  • On ungreased cookie sheet, press dough with fingers or rolling pin to form a rectangle about ½ inch thick.
  • Prick thoroughly with fork if desired.
  • Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until somewhat firm to the touch.
  • Cut into bars immediately.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove and let cool completely on wire rack.

Notes

  • Set butter out at least a half hour before so it is softened enough and easy to mix.
  • Use dark chocolate cocoa powder for a richer flavor.
  • Do not grease the cookie sheet, as this recipe has plenty of butter.
  • Use a pizza cutter for easy, even slicing.
  • Cut into any shape you desire, but cut within 5 minutes of baking for best results.
Keyword Chocolate, Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, Cookies, Shortbread, Shortbread Cookies

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