Shortbread Brownies


Like brookies? Then you'll love these dessert bars that combine our classic shortbread recipe with our number one chocolate brownie recipe. A handful of mini chocolate chips hiding inside these Shortbread Brownies make them the best surprise-inside treat!

Shortbread Brownies
Photo: Kim Cornelison
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
48 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 8 mins
24 bars


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 ⅓ cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • cup butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl stir together 1 cup flour and the brown sugar. Cut in the 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 1/4 cup chocolate pieces. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl stir together granulated sugar, 3/4 cup flour, the cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, melted butter, and vanilla; beat by hand until smooth. Stir in the 1/2 cup chocolate pieces. Carefully spread over crust in pan.

  3. Bake 40 minutes more. Cool brownies in pan on a wire rack. Lift brownies out of pan by lifting up on foil. Cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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