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Delicious Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

  • Author: A Cultivated Nest
  • Category: shortbread cookies


  • 2 ¼ cups of flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 dark chocolate or semi-sweet chips
  • ½ tsp. salt


  1. Cream butter, vanilla, and brown sugar in hand or stand mixer until smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, and salt.
  3. Add flour mixture a cup at a time until fully incorporated, mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Transfer dough to a large sheet of waxed paper, press it together, wrap it up and place in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°
  6. Remove dough, sandwich between 2 sheets of waxed paper, roll to ¼” thickness.
  7. Cut out desired shape with cookie cutters.
  8. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are firm but not crisp.
  10. Remove from oven, cool completely.
  11. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each time until they are completely smooth and melted.
  12. Use a spatula to spread melted chocolate over half your cookie, place on waxed paper until chocolate has set.
  13. Store in an airtight container.