Double chocolate shortbreads

Double chocolate shortbreads

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(93 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

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

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.

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melilondon
11th Feb, 2016
5.05
They are simply amazing!!!! I will make them again for sure :-)
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jayjayem
28th Nov, 2015
3.05
Didn't like this. Chilled in fridge but found them difficult to cut due chocolate chips. Maybe freezing would be best. Did not come out of oven in a nice round but in a melted puddle. They did harden up but didn't look great. Very crumbly and not at all sweet. Edible but wouldn't serve to guests.
johnjustice
21st Jun, 2015
4.05
Just made my second batch this morning. I doubled the quantity which when you think about it is a wise thing to do as the dough logs freeze well. These have a good taste and are easy to make, however mixing the "softened" butter could be a problem for some one who has difficulty with their hands like me. I thought a wooden type of potato masher would be a great help to do this. However they turned out very well and are another confirmation of how much better home made is over shop bought. Will make again.
Rose121
1st Jun, 2015
5.05
Loved it. Each batch made ~20 reasonably sized cookies. 12 mins cooking time was plenty - although they were still squishy, they firmed up as they cooled.
missjcaley
10th Dec, 2014
4.05
These taste amazing - although I seriously struggled making sausage shapes and cutting into rounds - the mixture was too crumbly - turned to rubble like a previous comment mentioned. Although even after freezing I still couldn't cut them without them falling apart - very frustrating! Pretty sure it must have been an error on my part somewhere along the way! I instead pushed the mixture into silicone ice cube trays and froze for 45 minutes. Then popped out the cubes onto a baking sheet and let defrost for 30 minutes or so. Then bake for 20 mins et-voila, choc shortbread bites - they've gone down a treat in the office!
Miss Magpie
13th Nov, 2014
Very easy to make and they taste delicious, however I had to bake for almost 20 minutes before they were cooked properly.
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hazine124
8th Nov, 2014
If you freeze the dough should you defrost it before cooking? Or can you freeze slices and cook from frozen?
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Ann Louise
14th Sep, 2014
Lovely!
rosalind55
14th Aug, 2014
5.05
Very easy to make and absolutely delicious!
marieb1
9th Mar, 2014
Incredibly easy to make - maybe a little buttery but I think that's right given they are shortbreads.

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