Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

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    • Nut free
  • 15 Reviews

    5 star rating

Who says that you have to go out to your local coffee shop to get the yummy treats that you love? With this Chocolate Chunk Shortbread recipe you can bring the coffee shop experience to your home and enjoy your favourite nibbles with a cup of hot Java without even having to get out of your PJ's and slippers. 


  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/130°Fan/Gas Mark 2. Grease and line a 2 baking trays with baking parchment.

  2. Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract to make a smooth soft paste.

    • 125g Salted Butter (Softened)
    • 60g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 tsp Nielsen Massey Vanilla Extract
  3. Sift in the flour and add the chocolate chunks.

    • 200g Plain White Flour
    • 100g Dark Chocolate Chunks (Or Chocolate Chips)
  4. Bring together with a wooden spoon and then your hands to make firm dough. Don't overwork it or the shortbread will be tough.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll it out a quarter at a time until it is 5mm thick. Cut into rounds using a 6cm/2 ½ inch round cutter.

  6. Place the rounds (you should have 14) on the prepared baking trays. Bake in your preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  7. After 30 minutes the shortbread should still be pale. Remove from the oven and cool on the tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. 5 star rating

    I've made these and they taste amazing. I didn't have vanilla extract so I used golden syrup and it worked out good.😛

    However, they were extremely dry so I added a slight bit more butte and gave it a thorough mix in a food processor and it turned it into a dough rather than crumbles.

    I definitely will be making these in the future!😃

  2. 5 star rating

    Great recipe and really quick and easy. Much better with the extra butter to aid rolling out. Keep well if they last that long!

  3. 4 star rating

    Made twice now and both times couldn’t roll it out as it’s too dry so had to add a splash of water or milk both times. Tastes great though!

  4. 5 star rating

    Fantastic shortbreads! I followed a tip from another reviewer and added an extra 50g's of butter. I used dark chocolate ans zested a full orange into the mix to created dark chocolate and orange zested shortbreads! Beautiful!!!

  5. 5 star rating

    Made these biscuits on the weekend. Found the mix was to dry so I added an extra 50g of butter and hoped for the best....30 mins later....amazing results, looked great....tasted amazing. I'd like to say they lasted a few days, but they didn't even make it overnight! Looking forward to making more x

  6. 4 star rating

    Just made these ran out if vanilla so used orange 🍊 they smell amazing

  7. 5 star rating

    Just went in the oven- let’s hope for the best! 🤞🤞

  8. 5 star rating

    Delicious 😋 I made them last night with dark chocolate and today I’ve made milk and white chocolate - so easy and so yummy 🤤

  9. 5 star rating

    Brilliant so good ive made them 3 times this week very quick and easy to make

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  11. 5 star rating

    I just made these for the first time.
    I ended up with chocolate shortbread as all the chocolate melted🤪 obviously I did something wrong.

    They still taste delicious according to my sons. I don’t like chocolate so didn’t try them .

  12. 5 star rating

    Can't count how many times I've made these... My daughter loves them & I hardly get a look in!

  13. 4 star rating

    Mix was still quite dry. Had to add water. Taste great though!

  14. 5 star rating

    Fantastic! So easy can use a variety of different types of chocolate to make them more interesting but the basic recipe is a firm favourite in our house, quick, easy and super tasty

  15. 5 star rating

    These are so quick and easy to make and I normally have all ingredients at home so can make them when I fancy them. Only downside is they taste so good that my family get to them before I can have one.

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