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!
Check out this Rustic Beef and Vegetable dish, French Onion Soup, and these Dinner Rolls.
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!
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Tender chocolate shortbread cookies topped with confectioner's sugar.
- 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
Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
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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!
You did a beautiful job, and what a lovely presentation, Sandra.
These cookies have my name written all over them!
Betsy @ Desserts Required.com
Great tips about the dough and you are spot on…this recipe is too good to limit to only one time of the year!
These shortbread cookies are just fantastic! I love the chocolate 🙂 Great pick for #FreakyFriday
Kris ~Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies
I wanted to bake these today, but we ended up being gone most of the day. Tomorrow I am all over these!
These look really yummy!
I have no patience for adding frosting, so these cookies with “snow” are just perfect and so good!
Michaela - An Affair from the Heart
I have never eaten CHOCOLATE shortbread!?!? That is going to change PRONTO! Perfect choice for our cookie exchange — I love having you in our group!! Merry Christmas, Sandra!
Thank you for organizing such a fun event! Yes, make these soon. The chocolate is delicious in shortbread!
Joy @ Joy Love Food
These chocolate cookies look so good, perfect for the holidays, and I love that a batch is only $3!
Isn’t the price just awesome? One of the many things I love about Patty’s posts, she’ll let us know what it’ll cost!
You had me at chocolate and sealed the deal with shortbread! I love that you put a decorative edge on them, too.
Oh, so glad I have another friend in my court for all things chocolate! The scalloped edge adds a nice touch for gift giving.
justine @ Full Belly SIsters
I LOVE shortbread but I don’t think i’ve ever had chocolate shortbread. Can’t wait to try it out!
The chocolate is so good in shortbread. New for me too and now I wonder if I’ll ever go for the pain again 🙂
Wow those look really yummy!
Debi @ Life Currents
I love these! How can you do wrong with something so wonderfully classic! Great work!
Thank you, Debi!
I love the idea of this Freaky Friday Swap! And these cookies look absolutely delicious!
I’ve really enjoyed taking a closer look at different blogs. I always find so many delicious recipes to try!
I love shortbread but have never made a chocolate version! These are beautiful! Cant wait to try them out!!
Thank you, Angela! The “snow” is fun to pile on 🙂
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
Those look so good! I love Patty’s delicious budget friendly recipes! I’m going to have to try these!
Patty really does have some drool worthy recipes and these sweet treats are fantastic!
These look great! Must try!
I hope you do bake a batch…or two!
These look DELICIOUS, Sandra! Onto the list they go! 😀 Nice choice for Freaky Friday! 😀
You’ll love these, Kelly!
Patty Haxton Anderson
Sandra, you did a fabulous job with the cookies. So glad we are soulmates about sifting and rolling. AND I love that you cut them into squares – just Yankee ingenuity right there! Thanks so much for your kind words.
This recipe is delicious, Patty! My husband and I were fighting for the extra scraps – lol! I’m so glad you are happy with my post and twist to a classic round cookie 🙂