Today, I have a Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe for you.  They are reportedly, Santa’s favorite cookie… so much better than standard chocolate chip cookies!
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

The tender simplicity of shortbread cookies make them a favorite of mine.  They are not overly sweet and take on a variety of flavors with ease.  This is my version of chocolate shortbread cookies.  The cookie dough is flavored with cocoa powder and chocolate chips kick the chocolately goodness up a notch.

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe: Perfect for Busy Bakers

When preparing for baking many cookies in one day, this chocolate shortbread cookies recipe is a great choice.  The dough can be made ahead of time and left in the refrigerator until you are ready to slice and bake. I baked mine almost a week after making the dough. Shortbread cookies also maintain their size and shape, requiring minimal space between the cookies on the baking sheet.

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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies recipe with chocolate chips

I must say, these Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with chocolate chips were a big hit with my daughter.  She gobbled up the cookies and milk in this picture as soon as she got home from school.

Chocolate Shortbread cookies with Chocolate Chips

I hope you enjoy the recipe.

4.8 from 5 votes

Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Double chocolate shortbread cookies are sure to be a popular recipe in your home.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Robin Gagnon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour all-purpose is fine
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
US Customary - Metric
  1. Cream together the softened butter and sugar.
  2. In a small separate bowl mix salt with the milk and vanilla extract to dissolve. then add to the creamed butter.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and flour, then mix in with the wetter ingredients bowl. Once the dough is well mixed, toss in the chocolate chips.
  4. Knead the dough lightly, enough to evenly distribute the chocolate chips. Split the cookie dough in half and roll into two logs about 2 inches thick. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to firm up.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Cut each cookie dough log into slices about 3/8"-1/2" thick. Arrange on parchment. These shortbread cookies will not expand much at all, but leave a little space between them.
  7. Bake for 11-12 minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Recipe