Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
Chocolate is a nice addition to shortbread, as this scrumptious recipe proves. The shortbread cookies are delicious served with a cold glass of milk.—Brenda Mumma, Airdrie, Alberta
Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 3/4 cup (340 grams) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (40 grams) cornstarch
  • 3 ounces (85 grams) semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Combine flour and cornstarch; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2-inch balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in confectioners' sugar. Chill on baking sheets until firm, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 300°. Bake until edges are lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 105 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.