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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

shortbread chocolate cookies
Chocolate chip shortbread cookies are easy to make with just six ingredients
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 181 kcal


  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl add butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Using a hand mixer, beat until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and continue beating on low until combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add flour and beat on low, stop and scrape down the bowl, and then continue beating until well combined. (You may need to use your hands to press dough together to form a solid ball of shortbread. If it seems too flaky just keep working the dough together, it will come together).
  • Add mini chocolate chips and use a large spoon to fold into the mixture.
  • Shape the dough into a rectangle block using your hands, making it the same width as you want your cookies to be. Wrap in plastic wrap, firm up the sides and edges of dough by pressing on the counter.
  • Place dough in the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours.
  • Remove the cookies from the refrigerator and let sit out on the counter for 10-15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick rectangles from the dough and place on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, rotate the baking sheet in the oven. Continue baking an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the cookies are barely starting to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 7mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 313IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg