Double chocolate shortbreads

Double chocolate shortbreads

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 10

You're only five ingredients away from a double chocolate melt-in-your-mouth delight

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per shortbread

kcalories
290
protein
3g
carbs
31g
fat
18g
saturates
11g
fibre
1g
sugar
15g
salt
0.22g

Ingredients

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g chocolate chips, milk or dark

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Method

  1. Mix the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour and cocoa, followed by the chocolate chips – you’ll probably need to mix it together with your hands at this stage. Halve the dough and roll each piece into a log about 5cm thick. Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hr or for several days. Can be frozen for up to 1 month.
  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Slice logs into 1cm-thick rounds, transfer to a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 10-12 mins. Cool on the tray.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2011

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laurajaya's picture
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I love this recipe! I have baked these delicious biscuits so many times for me and the other half. A huge hit! :)

clairelumley1981's picture
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Made these with my little boy. We really enjoyed them. Love the fact that you can leave the other half of the mixture and make later in the week.

suzymwoods's picture

Hi everyone. I want to make these heart-shaped using a cookie cutter. When the dough has been in the fridge will i still be able to do that? any tips much appreciated, i am fairly new to the baking game!

sianlennon's picture
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Just made these using chopped up left over easter egg as I didn't have any chocolate chips to hand - yum! I cut them in more oblong shapes but I got close to 25 out of my mixture - perhaps they are smaller than they should be but they are perfect biscuit size :o)

sianlennon's picture
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Just made these using chopped up left over easter egg as I didn't have any chocolate chips to hand - yum! I cut them in more oblong shapes but I got close to 25 out of my mixture - perhaps they are smaller than they should be but they are perfect biscuit size :o)

oddsilver's picture

Fitim, you need not melt the butter, in fact tis better if you don''t :)

fitimfiz's picture

sorry for my amateurism...but should i melt the butter first, or just mix it with the sugar unmelted? thx xD

pisteuomen's picture
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Absolutely delicious! That's the end of buying shop-bought shortbread for me :) I made 1.4 times the quantity (as I couldn't be bothered to weigh the butter and used a 250g block). Made 21 biscuits which, I expect, will be gone by this evening!

catogrady85's picture
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made these with my 2yr old son. after putting them in the fridge for a good 2 hours the mixture was still very creamy which made cutting them impossible so had to shape by hand, cooked well. the only problem is they are too moorish!!

fionablandford's picture
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Just made these - cooling now so not sure on taste but lovely and easy - i used white choc chips lots of them and decorated with dirzzled melted choc as they are for birthday. assuming they taste good I@m very happy with them!

sylveb's picture

I have made these again and again. They are so easy - i just chuck everything in at once. If you freeze the uncooked circles of cookie dough you can cook from frozen and get the same yummy results. Perfect for home cooked treats and the drop of a hat - or should i say visitor!

ljl144's picture
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How fantastic are these!!
Very easy to make, resulting in a melt in the mouth texture and oh so gorgeous taste.....I am in danger of becoming an addict....nom nom nom :-)

sorsiedorsie's picture
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Mine are a bit too buttery, not sure if that's bad measurements, but otherwise great.

rachthecook's picture
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Made these with my neice yesterday. Easy as anything and DE LISH.

lucieflint's picture
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Delicious and easy. I make mine with white chocolate chunks for the colour contrast, and the fact that you can freeze some of the batch makes it ideal -I can keep the biscuit jar topped up with minimal effort. Good recipe for anyone new to home baking. Don't worry if the dough crumbles - it will cook out fine.

d41d0y's picture
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Very easy and very nice! Convenient to split the dough in half and keep a bit to have fresh cookies later! Lovely dipped in milk. Only 4 stars because I found the dough a bit sandy...

skatz73's picture
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I forgot to rate recipe, it is a full 5* from us!

skatz73's picture
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Easy peasy and delicious, my daughter had a friend come around on a playdate and I realised I had nothing to offer for a treat and these were rustled up using some chocolate buttons and store cupboard ingredients. Yummy with a glass of milk :)

macindo's picture
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Made these yesterday and they are absolutely delicous...will have to make a new batch to keep in the freezer

mooingzelda's picture
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Absolutely delicious - made these with white choc chips as I didn't have any milk or dark choc chips. So easy and totally divine.

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