Chocolate Shortbread

Posted by in Chocolate Recipes on July 24 2012 | Leave A Comment

Chocolate Shortbread

This chocolate shortbread recipe is delicious and easy to make.


To make 12 of these you will need:

  • 300g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 220g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 375g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 5 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Icing sugar, to dust


Grease and line base and sides of a 18cm x 28cm lamington pan. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with electric beaters until pale. Sift in flour, cocoa and soda and beat slowly until just combined. Spread in pan and smooth with a spatula. Prick all over with a fork. Chill for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven). Cook the shortbread for 25 minutes or until firm to touch. While it’s still hot, use a knife to score it into 12 rectangles. Cool slightly, then remove from pan and cut into 12 pieces. Dust the chocolate shortbread with icing sugar before serving.


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Comments On This Post

  1. Isla

    Can you use drinking chocolate powder? Ie Cadburys ? Many thanks

  2. Ed

    I loved this recipe

  3. Sharon

    I’ve never made shortbread, apart from at school maybe, a long time ago! Followed the recipe to the letter and was a bit dubious about the consistency, i.e how very thick and almost unworkable it was, but I persevered. Had to cook a little longer than stated but came out an absolute treat! I’ll definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing.

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