Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Recipe

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Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Recipe-Sassy Townhouse Living

Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! Cookied out from the holidays? Not me! You can start that diet tomorrow.

First, you need to bake this cookie! I bake and enjoy cookies all year-long. I love chocolate as much as the next person, and when I found this simple recipe, I knew I had to try it. I’d rather bake my own cookies than buy them store-bought. When I look at the ingredients on a box of store-bought cookies, I cringe.

I like simple ingredients that turn out to be something wonderful – like these chocolate shortbread cookies. They’ve got a total of 4 ingredients, yes just four. And the taste? Well, I’ll leave that for to decide. As far as I’m concerned, they are yum to the tenth power. 

As a shortbread fan, I knew adding chocolate would be the pièce de ré·sis·tance! If you are looking for a sweet cookie, this one is not for you. The sugar dances gingerly in this cookie. It’s present, but not over the top. It’s more about the chocolate. That punch of chocolate flavor is your first experience when biting into this cookie. And that’s exactly what I was after. Rich and chocolatey, it comforts and soothes the palate with its buttery goodness.

These chocolate shortbreads are a cookie, yet they aren’t. They are a cookie-cake-ish kinda thing. No, they are not brownies and to me, don’t taste anything like a brownie really. OK, so here we go! 

Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  4. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy.
  3. Add flour, sugar, and cocoa; mix just until combined. (Chill dough in the refrigerator 10 minutes if it is too soft to handle.)
  4. Pat dough into an 8-inch round cake pan; press edges down with the tines of a floured fork.
  5. Bake until firm, 30 minutes.
  6. Immediately score into eight wedges; cool completely.
  7. Turn out of pan; break wedges apart. Decorate with icing if you please!
Adapted from From the darling Martha, that's where!
Adapted from From the darling Martha, that's where!
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Cream your butter!

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

Add flour, sugar, and cocoa!

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

Oh yeah…we’re getting there. 

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

You get two trays from this recipe.

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

Baked to perfection!

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

We have arrived! 

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

There it is. Chocolate Shortbread perfection! 

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

A side view of this delicious slice of heaven! 

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

Of course, I got first dibs!

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

Now, it’s your turn!

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