Recipes and Cooking Easy Chocolate Shortbread 3.8 (4) Add your rating & review For a fun food gift, stack two of these chocolate cookies and tie together with string. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2005 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 16 gifts Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup butter Directions 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. 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. Wrap a strip of foil around each cookie; secure with adhesive-backed dot. Stack two cookies; tie together with string. Makes 16 gifts. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 49 Calories 3g Fat 5g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.