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Double Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

photo of a stack of Double Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

A few months ago, I tried a recipe for chocolate chip shortbread cookies that I completely fell in love with. They were rich, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth.
close-up photo of a plate of chocolate shortbread cookies
This weekend, I thought about making a chocolate chocolate chip version of the shortbread cookies. These were just as delicious and I loved the extra chocolate punch.

The cookies are super easy to make, but you do need to refrigerate the dough to let it firm up. These cookies are definitely on my favorites list.
Double Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies

Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These chocolatey shortbread cookies are easy to make but the dough does need time to chill.


  • 8 oz (2 sticks) unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tbsp dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips


  • In a stand mixer, beat butter and confectioners’ sugar together on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until the mixture is very smooth. Beat in vanilla, then reduce mixer speed to low and add flour and cocoa powder, mixing only until it disappears into the dough.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips with a large spoon or spatula.
  • Gather dough and place in between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll the dough into a rectangle shape that’s 1/4 inch thick.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours (I transferred the parchment paper and dough onto a cookie sheet for support and stuck it in the fridge so that the dough would not break/bend).
  • After the dough is firm, preheat the oven to 325°F. Cut the dough into 1 1/2-inch squares.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until they turn golden brown around the edges. Makes about 3 dozen.


Recipe adapted from Use Real Butter

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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4 comments on “Double Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies”

  1. I’ve been looking for a really good chocolate chip shortbread recipe. Chocolate chocolate chip is even better! Thanks for sharing; I can’t wait to try this out.

  2. I love shortbread! Chocolate is even better!

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