CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD (holiday cookies)

Nancy J. Patrykus


SCOTTISH SHORT BREAD....I think we all love short bread...This time I added cocoa.....It turned out not to sweet, but a very nice little cookie.
I am still have a ceramic shortbread baking pan from 1993. With the cocoa added, you are not able to see the impressions from the pan you would normally see,
they just do not show up....Sorry.
My little ice skating bear, don't seem to care!
He just keeps a twirling, when wound up...just like me!...LOL
Nancy 12/16/12

★★★★★ 1 vote
Family & guests
15 Min
30 Min


1/2 c
1-1/2 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
1 c

How to Make CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD (holiday cookies)


  • 1Cream the butter.
    Cream in the powdered sugar,cocoa and the vanilla.
    Now work in the flour.
  • 2Knead the dough on a unfloured board
    until snooth.
    Spray the pan-mold very lightly with a non-stick vegetable oil spray.
  • 3Press the dough firmly into the
    short bread pan-mold.
    Prick the entire surface with a fork.
    Bake shortbread in a 325F.oven, for about 30-35 minutes.
    Don't let the edges get to dark!
  • 4Let the shortbread cool in it's pan-mold for about 10 minutes before you loosen the edges with a knifeand flip the pan-mold over on to a wooden cutting board.
    If the shortbread does not come right out, tap on the edge of the pan-mold.
  • 5Cut the shortbread into serving size pieces while still warm.
    * Let the pan cool before washing it.
    Serve on a holiday plate...and enjoy.

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About CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD (holiday cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Hashtags: #holiday, #short, #Treats