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Chocolate Shortbread

Everyone who tastes this comments it's a different way to dress up an old-time favorite. You can serve the cookies as appetizers or as a light dessert. We live in the country on an acreage. I enjoy all types of crafts, especially needlework and sewing. And, ever since I was 12, I've also liked cooking!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt


  • In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Combine the remaining ingredients; gradually beat into the butter. Chill for 1 hour.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes or until set.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 112 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • JMelissaMc
    Nov 4, 2019

    Sometimes I feel the urge to have shortbread. I saw this recipe and thought that I would give it a try. They were pretty good, with a light chocolate taste.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 9, 2017

    I like chocolate, but these cookies are kinda bland.

  • Pam
    Dec 26, 2016

    I followed this recipe to the letter, & it was awful. They were bitter, tasteless. All I ended up making was fish food for the fish in my pond. Very disappointed. No stars ........ :(

  • Vicks6
    Aug 1, 2012

    My cookies looked exactly like the picture, but they crumbled very easily. Also, they had very little chocolate flavor, and I got maybe 2.5 dozen cookies out of this recipe.

  • SCGranny
    Jul 13, 2010

    Just what I was looking for. Headed straight for the kitchen. Yummmmmm

  • thin4life
    Oct 24, 2008

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  • ruthsblack
    Sep 16, 2007

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