Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Recipe
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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

The easiest buttery shortbread cookies made in 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients. Top with your favorite holiday chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 24
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 9 oz/255 g 2 lightly-spooned and levelled cups all-purpose flour
  • Coarsely chopped chocolates


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the butter and sugar in a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy, scraping down mixer bowl occasionally, about 3 full minutes. Beat in vanilla extract. Incorporate flour with mixer speed on low.
  • Scoop dough by a heaping tablespoonful into your palm and roll into a ball. Make a small indent with your index finger. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake for 12 minutes then remove from oven and top each cookie with a piece of chocolate. Return to oven and bake for 2-4 minutes more, until chocolate starts to melt and cookie starts to turn golden at the edges.