Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

As you know, I am NOT a chocoholic. But....one of my very good friends is (I mean a truly serious chocoholic), and she's got some major health issues and needed cheering up. So I made these especially for her which I am delivering today, along with some soup. Sue really came up with a winner here, not any surprise as her blog always has great recipes. Love those freeze, slice and bake shortbreads!

These aren't too sweet, are very chocolately and yes, they freeze a dream. I tasted one (there's always one that breaks, right?) and definitely approve.

Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
From Sue at The view from the Great Island

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 325.
Put the flour, sugar, and cocoa powder in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine well. 
Drop in the butter and vanilla and pulse until the mixture just comes together.  
Stir in the chocolate chips and turn the dough out onto a board and form into an 8" log.  
Wrap it in waxed or parchment paper and twist both ends to secure.  Refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight.  You can also freeze the dough for later use. 
Slice the log into 1/2" slices with a sharp knife. 
Put on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven at 325 for 12 to 15 minutes.  They will feel slightly soft, don't over bake them. 
Cool for a few minutes on the pan and then transfer to a rack. 
If you're going to give them away make sure they are completely cool before you package them.    
(makes about 12-14 cookies, double the recipe if you want to) 


  1. I am not a total chocoholic either Barbara but I would never turn down a special treat when offered:D

  2. Those are beautiful cookies! A heavenly chocolate treat.



  3. Ah Barbara look delicious!!xo

  4. I am a fan of dark chocolate and of shortbread, but don't generally like chocolate cake or cookies. Hmmm... I think I need to try these!

  5. What a great friend you are - those double chocolate cookies will make anyone feel better - delicious:)
    Mary x

  6. I read about these on Sue's blog, too, and now I doubly want to make them! Yours look like they turned out perfectly.

  7. How did you know I was in the mood for chocolate cookies? Oh my these look terribly good.. so plump and chocolately. I am a chocoholic but hate too sweet treats. This is perfect.

  8. I'm always glad to hear from other non-chocoholics - it makes me feel less alone!

    My favorite chocolate recipes are the ones that feature chocolate as an add-in rather than the whole flavor. Still, I often bake for chocoholic friends and they would love these!

  9. The only thing better than chocolate shortbread is DOUBLE chocolate! I hope these succeeded in cheering your friend up a bit!

  10. Non-chocoholic here, too. I'm a lemon addict. Still, I'd love to have you as a friend!

  11. oh how yummy! i love these! i'm not a huge chocolate lover either, but i think i'd still really enjoy these.

  12. What a lucky friend! These looks amazing - similar to Dorie's World Peace Cookies but even more simple. I do love chocolate :)

  13. Waw, Barbara!

    These double chocolate shortbread cookies look so delectable, amazing & fabulous even!

    A georgous picture too! :) MMMMMM!

  14. I'm not much of a chocolate fan, but every once in a while I'll find a chocolate cookie that I really like. this one really got my attention. A must make.

  15. Those freeze and bake cookies are so great! The double chocolate looks decadent and delicious. Your friend must have loved them.

  16. people gasp when i tell them i don't love chocolate, but these little chocolate bombs look pretty appetizing! :)

  17. I love this kind of cookie, not too sweet, nice and chocolate flavored....


  18. barb ... think i just got a cavity just by reading this post. amazing as always (or should i say, "awe-ways" b/c you are that good).

    missed your place ... GREAT to visit you again. i'll be seeing more of you in 2013, my friend.


  19. I do love chocolate, but I'm equal opportunity when it comes to sweets. These look like the perfect gift for a friend- so delicious! :)

  20. Your friend isn't the only one, I have a major soft spot for chocolate as well!



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