Easy Chocolate Shortbread


For a fun food gift, stack two of these chocolate cookies and tie together with string.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
16 gifts


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, and cocoa powder. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Work mixture with your hands until it clings together (dough will be very dry to start). Shape into a smooth ball.

  2. On an ungreased cookie sheet, pat or roll into an 8x8-inch square (if rolling, lightly flour the rolling pin to prevent sticking). Score by gently pressing with a knife into 32, 2x1-inch rectangles (do not separate). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cookie is just firm in the center. Cut square along score lines into rectangles again while still warm. Cool on a wire rack.

  3. Wrap a strip of foil around each cookie; secure with adhesive-backed dot. Stack two cookies; tie together with string. Makes 16 gifts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

49 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 5mg 0%
Folate, total 8.1mcg

*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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