Double choc shortbreads

Double choc shortbreads

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 12 mins Plus chilling


Makes 25

These sweet treats will go down a storm at your next bake sale, and cost only around 15p each to make

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze un-iced biscuits only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal192
  • fat11g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.12g


  • 200g butter, cubed



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 325g plain flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100g dark or milk chocolate chips
    Milk chocolate squares

    Milk chocolate

    mill-k chok-lit

    Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

  • 200g bar white chocolate, melted
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

    why-t chok-lit

    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • red writing icing tube


  1. Rub the butter into the flour to make crumbs, then stir in sugar, vanilla, yolks and chocolate chips and bring together to form a dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface and stamp out 6cm round biscuits. Re-roll the trimmings and repeat. Arrange on parchment-lined trays and chill for 30 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Bake biscuits for 10-12 mins until golden. Cool. Spread each with white chocolate and leave to set. Decorate, or write on buyer’s name with red icing on the spot, if you like.

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19th Dec, 2018
Lovely, easy recipe to follow with my three and four year old. It was perfect for our Christmas cookie cutters and they taste great too. We didn't bother with the chocolate topping, but did add a little more chopped chocolate to the dough.
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Millie Davis
9th Nov, 2018
These are my go-to cookies for every occasion as they stay in shape - great for using with cookie cutters!
30th Oct, 2014
When i made these all the family adored them so i thought i'd make some for a cake sale and they sold so fast i couldn't even eat some myself. Great bake
7th Sep, 2014
Easy basic recipe. I added the zest of a lemon and its juice to the mixture. Delicious!
21st Oct, 2013
very easy; quick and tasteful, will make again. I skipped the decoration and used a flower shaped cutter. Instead of choc chips i used a 70% chocholate bar cut in pieces using a knife. I think this works better as it makes the choc flakes smaller. A keeper.
14th Feb, 2013
I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to make these as a valentines treat for work and they went down a storm! Had to add in an extra yolk to bind the mixture as I found it quite dry and crumbly but the end result was delicious - will definitely be making these again!
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21st Jan, 2013
I was surprised by how good they tasted! And so easy to bake! I froze 3/4 of the batch for later, hopefully they won't have lost the flavour!!
3rd Sep, 2012
Very disappointed with this recipe. The Dough came out really wet and I had to put a lot of flour on to be able to roll them out. They're more like chocolate chip rock cakes than shortbread. I also found they lacked any real flavour. Won't be making these again!
25th May, 2012
These were lovely, I iced with a little water icing and instead of cutting them out rolled a big sausage and sliced it to make rounds which saved time.
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17th Feb, 2012
Made these with my young children and they were very easy. I did not bother with the icing, just made the cookies. Delicious!


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