Double chocolate shortbreads

Double chocolate shortbreads

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Makes 10
You're only five ingredients away from a double chocolate melt-in-your-mouth delight

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per shortbread

  • kcal290
  • fat18g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.22g
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  • 175g butter, softened



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

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


  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.

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Comments (70)

ebony143's picture

Melt-in-the-mouth chocolately bliss! Easiest, cheapest and most delicious recipe I've tried, this is now my base biscuit/cookie recipe: double ingredients, minus cocoa and plus 1/2 tsp vanilla for a plain recipe, then split into 4 - add a generous amount of white chocolate, chopped glacé cherries, 1tbsp cocoa and tiny decorators smarties, one to each portion - all went down a treat at the school cake sale. I've added almond extract plus sliced almonds and have experimented with lemon extract and finely grated lemon peel for a lighter biscuit, too. I've also doubled the cocoa and added hazlenuts which was sinfully good with a cup of coffee and probably my favourite!! Yesterday, I added 50g each of dark, milk and white chocolate and baked for a few minutes less, making the biscuits more like soft cookies, for my hubbies work mates as a Friday treat. Yum!

chelle52's picture

I followed the recipe exactley and they didn't turn out like i thought they would. They were more like cookies but still tasted nice. Not sure if i'd make these again.

lagourmandise's picture

Perfect! I made these in advance for a picnic; they tasted amazing and were so easy. I ended up using 150g of chocolate chips (75g of plain and 75g of white) and I found it easier to roll them into much smaller "log" shapes, which meant I ended up with around 25 cookies...just as well because everyone wanted seconds!

emrburton's picture

So easy! Simple, straightforward and absolutely delicious. Very moreish....! Quick and easy recipe that can be adapted and knocked together in a hurry.

curlybex's picture

another fab 5* recipe GF :) being the domestic goddess that I am, I have only cooked half the dough and I'm going to leave the rest in the freezer for any emergencies that require treatment by biscuit!!!

stonec0ld's picture

Very easy to make, and so tasty. Crumbly and melt in the mouth. I made mine with half choc chips and half fudge pieces, worked a treat.

kclover's picture

This recipe was so easy to follow and made in no time with my new food mixer. My first batch have just come out of the oven.....only test is can I keep my hands off them until they have cooled enough :)

sugarcookie's picture

Far too perfect considering you can make them with your eyes closed! Works everytime. :)

daltonnp's picture

Yummy and very easy to make.

laurajaya's picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!


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