Double chocolate shortbreads

Double chocolate shortbreads

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(82 ratings)

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

  • 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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1st Jun, 2015
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.
10th Dec, 2014
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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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
14th Aug, 2014
Very easy to make and absolutely delicious!
9th Mar, 2014
Incredibly easy to make - maybe a little buttery but I think that's right given they are shortbreads.
23rd Jul, 2013
Great recipe, easy to make and tastes delicious.
12th Jun, 2013
These were easy to make, but I wasn't that impressed with the final result, just not very tasty.
20th May, 2013
super easy to make and really delicious I made these as a rehearsal batch for my daughter's bday party and her verdict: they're perfect! :) We still have one roll in the freezer and everyone's looking forward to them! thanks for a great recipe to make little kids and parents happy!


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