Double chocolate shortbreads

Double chocolate shortbreads

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(80 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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16th Sep, 2012
Made some of these as gifts. Really easy and very yummy! Went down a treat!
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22nd Aug, 2012
I made this with wheat free all purpose plain flour, with extra added xantham gum. When making accidentally melted the butter, having put it in the microwave too long, this didnt matter. Also I used half castor sugar half light muscovado sugar. Put in both white chocolate and milk chocolate choc chips, left in the fridge in a tub, rolled into balls and squashed down into 13 cookies. Be careful when moving when hot! They crumble, but lovely when cool, perfect for my friend's birthday :)
7th Aug, 2012
These were very easy to make, but I found it quite difficult to cut through the 'logs' with chocolate chips inside. I think next time I will put them in the fridge and then shape them by hand. Also, they do not look anything like the picture, but are more like a crumbly cookie than shortbread. Still, they were very yummy and will definitely make again.
11th Jul, 2012
Tried this recipe which was so easy and it worked a treat! Really moist in the middle and really chocolatey. I made smaller ones and still have half the dough in the freezer for another day - yeay!
18th Jun, 2012
I made these, not sure what I was doing wrong as I followed the recipie, too buttery and they didn't taste too great, not sure what I did wrong? Disappointed!
27th Apr, 2012
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!
25th Apr, 2012
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.
11th Apr, 2012
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!
9th Apr, 2012
So easy! Simple, straightforward and absolutely delicious. Very moreish....! Quick and easy recipe that can be adapted and knocked together in a hurry.
23rd Feb, 2012
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!!!


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