Decadent and rich buttery cookies? Oh YES! Chocolaty, soft and delicious? Oh YES! Easy to make, even for the novice baker? Of course!!!
Decadent Chocolate Shortbread Recipe
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter (you may need an extra spoonful – if the dough is too dry)
Combine all ingredients (you will need to get your hands in there) until well mixed and it forms a dough. On an un-greased cookie sheet, spread the dough out, and flatten as much as possible – use a rolling pin to make it nice and flat if needed, but you may have to flour it a little so it doesn’t stick to the dough. With your hands form the flattened dough so that it is somewhat square in shape. Prick the dough all over with a fork. Bake in preheated 325 degrees F oven for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into squares with a pizza cutter.
I tried this and it came out alright except it was extremely crumbly. The shortbread wasn’t soft, it tasted okay but it easily crumbled even as I lifted it with a spatula. This made it impossible to cut into squares because it would crack and break apart as I used the pizza cutter. Did I do something wrong? Is there a trick?
Just as a couple variations – I used honey instead of sugar, and found that they were not crumbly at all! I also dropped them by spoon as small cookies instead of squares, and that also worked very well.
Delicious cookies, great with a cup of tea! Thanks for the recipe!
Just made them and they are so simple and delicious! it’s a shame we’re out of milk! thanks 🙂
Delicious, came out practically perfect.
I have just recently started baking and for that very reason i am very confused when i go through a recipe. I find your Decadent Chocolate Shortbread Recipe very easy and so inviting and was about to try them when i got confused with the butter measurement. Is it half a cup of melted butter or like half a cup of ‘butter’ like at room temperature.I know its a very silly thing to ask but would love if you could humor me and let me know as soon as possible coz i promised my kids I’d make it for them.
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