These Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are tender, buttery, and will melt in your mouth! Chocolate cookies with a sprinkle of powdered sugar are just what you’ll want to add to your baking tray this holiday season, but don’t limit this recipe to once a year. These cookies can be enjoyed all year long!
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
It’s time for another switcheroo Freaky Friday blog hop!
This is my fourth time participating in this fun event where a group of bloggers poke around on each other’s sites, find a recipe to try, and reveal the identity of the blogger and recipe we’ve picked!
If you are new to this series you can check out the other recipes I made; General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken, Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad, and this Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed French Bread recipe.
Recipe From Cooking On A Budget
Let me introduce you to Patty, the fabulous lady who inspired me to bake these Chocolate Shortbread Snow Cookies!
Patty is the person behind the creative recipes on Cooking On A Budget, a site that is packed with delicious homemade tasty meals that won’t break the bank.
You’ll find family favorite recipes, dishes that she would make for clients as well as meals that are from cookbooks.
On several recipes Patty gives an estimate of what to expect the dish to cost.
Now that’s handy when you want to make sure you stay true to your food budget!
Although I was looking for a treat to share, I bookmarked several other recipes that I want to try!
Boy, wouldn’t you just love to be invited to her dinner table?
Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe
These Chocolate Snow Cookies caught my eye because A. CHOCOLATE and B. Patty mentioned that she doesn’t like sifting ingredients or rolling dough, which made me feel like she was reading my mind.
That is exactly how I feel! I thought, ok, she is definitely talking to me!
Her cookies look mouthwatering, so I thought that I should go ahead and sift and roll too!
I love the results! These Chocolate Shortbread Snow Cookies are absolutely delicious! Delicate little morsels that you can enjoy all year long!
I have a couple of tips that I think are helpful.
First, you must refrigerate the dough for several hours.
Overnight is best, but definitely make sure the dough is nice and cold.
Once the dough is ready to roll you’ll want to work quickly so the dough doesn’t warm up with the rolling and cutting process.
Room temperature dough tends to stick to the surface you are working on.
With that in mind, roll the dough between two pieces of parchment or wax paper.
You may also want to lightly sprinkle the papers with flour.
I rolled the dough and used a round cookie cutter and I also found a sneaky way from getting out of using that cookie cutter for the whole batch!
Cut squares using a pie crimper from one large rectangular piece of dough!
Be sure to add these cookies to your cookie exchange list and if you like to give baked treats during the holidays this whole batch will cost under $3.00!
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 12 oz. butter, softened
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- confectioners sugar for sprinkling snow
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Be sure to visit all the participants of this holiday Freaky Friday and take a closer look at Patty’s blog, Cooking On A Budget!