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Recipe for Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Shortbread

This has been an all around busy week. I am so glad today is my Friday. I am a health educator for the state of Utah which means I work a 4-10 schedule. I know it may sound like a dream schedule, having a long weekend and all, but I personally hate it. The days are too long! The only day I like it is Friday, but those days are usually packed full of errands, cleaning, etc. that I didn’t have time for earlier in the week. Ok, enough complaining, I am just glad it is my Friday…on to the recipe:)

I recently made Chocolate Chip Shortbread, I was in the mood to bake, but didn’t have a lot of time to fuss in the kitchen. I love this recipe because it is super easy to make and you don’t have to scoop out a bizzilion cookies. You just put the dough into two cake pans and you are done!

I am glad I tried a chocolate chip variety, a great buttery shortbread texture, but the classic feel of a traditional chocolate chip cookie. This one has the best of both worlds!

Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Adapted from The King Arthur Flower Cookie Companion

(Printable Recipe)

2 stick of unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/3 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease 2 9 inch cake pans.
2. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
3. Combine 1 cup flour and chocolate chips in a food processor. Process until the chocolate is chopped. You want the pieces to be small enough to not stick out, but large enough to still be chips.
4. Beat the remaining 1 1/3 cup flour and the flour chocolate mixture with the butter mixture, until well combined.
5. Divide the dough in half and press in prepared cake pans. Make sure each pan is even. Smooth the surface and prick the dough with a fork.
6. Bake for 40 minutes, until golden brown on the edges. Remove and loosen the edges with a knife.
7. Wait five minutes, then carefully place the shortbread out onto a clean work surface, all in one piece.
8. Using a pizza wheel or knife, cut into wedges. Do this while it is still warm so you can cut it. Transfer wedges to a cooling rack.
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80 Responses to “Recipe for Chocolate Chip Shortbread”

  1. VeggieGirl — March 12, 2009 @ 5:08 am

    Mmm, scrumptious shortbread!!

  2. Erica — March 12, 2009 @ 5:08 am

    A wonderful, special treat! Shortbread is so good -melt in your mouth! Enjoy your friday 😉

  3. lesley — March 12, 2009 @ 5:22 am

    You’ve always got such GREAT looking recipes!!

  4. April — March 12, 2009 @ 5:25 am

    This looks fantastic!! This is going on my to make soon list!

  5. Balance, Joy and Delicias! — March 12, 2009 @ 5:28 am

    yummy shortbread! and 4-10? that must be tough!

  6. Lisa — March 12, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    Yum! Much better than have to scoop out all the cookies…so easy.

  7. Sara — March 12, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    Today is my friday too, I work a 9/80 schedule. The shortbread looks delicious.

  8. Heather — March 12, 2009 @ 6:39 am

    ohh! that sounds delicious! i really like shortbread!

  9. Katie @ goodLife {eats} — March 12, 2009 @ 6:41 am

    That sounds great! Love the picture of them sitting on the cooling rack.

  10. Meg — March 12, 2009 @ 6:47 am

    They look simply delicious. I love the little round ones!

  11. Netts Nook — March 12, 2009 @ 7:01 am

    What a good idea I can’t wait to try. My hubby is a retired state employee he is glad they stated the 4 tens after he retired. You get to sleep in tomorrow.

  12. Passionate About Baking — March 12, 2009 @ 7:09 am

    YUM YUM…love both the circles & the pie slices. WOW!!

  13. Dawn — March 12, 2009 @ 7:26 am

    I love how easy shortbread is to make. And the add in’s are literally endless. You do so much baking!

  14. Cathy — March 12, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    Wow, this really does look easy! And delicious — a great way to get that chocolate chip fix! Glad that it is Friday for you! I am sure that those four days are long (I bet that you are great at your job, though!)

  15. Pam — March 12, 2009 @ 7:54 am

    I love shortbread and I am sure adding chocolate chips would make me love it even more.

  16. ♥Rosie♥ — March 12, 2009 @ 7:58 am

    I just couldn’t wait to click on your link when I read – Recipe for Chocolate Chip Shortbread. Oh and what joy you bring with your scrumptious shortbread!! Thanks for sharing!

    Rosie x

  17. stephchows — March 12, 2009 @ 8:01 am

    The ones you cut out into circles are super cute :)

  18. Donna-FFW — March 12, 2009 @ 8:03 am

    Well, that just looks wonderful, I am trying this one also. You pick the BEST stuff, Maria!

  19. Katherine Aucoin — March 12, 2009 @ 8:03 am

    This looks terrific. am going to give this one a try!

  20. Barbara Bakes — March 12, 2009 @ 8:04 am

    Another great recipe I’d love to try. Great idea to make it in cake pans!

  21. Debbie — March 12, 2009 @ 8:06 am

    Now that looks very, very, very good!!!

  22. Maria — March 12, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    Thanks everyone. I know I bake a lot, but I can’t help myself:) This is an easy one and a VERY good one!

  23. Bridgett — March 12, 2009 @ 8:27 am

    I would love to try the buttery/chocolate combo. That sounds fabulous! I can imagine they are rich.

  24. Maria♥ — March 12, 2009 @ 8:35 am

    Wow, this looks so good!! I must try this version of shortbread soon. Thanks for sharing!


  25. teresa — March 12, 2009 @ 8:39 am

    Oh the possibilities with this one are endless! Looks delicious!

  26. Joie de vivre — March 12, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    I have a neighbor that works 4-10’s. She leaves at 5:30 in the morning to get back around 5. In the winter, it is dark when she leaves, dark when she gets home. She loves it, but it does sound so hard.

  27. Melissa — March 12, 2009 @ 9:20 am

    What a scrumptious idea! Looks delish!

  28. Stephanie — March 12, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    This looks wonderful! I love how easy the recipe is! This will be a great go-to dessert.

  29. Maria — March 12, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    Joie de vivre-It is hard in the winter, I live in the dark:) I can’t wait for more light this spring/summer!

  30. Deborah — March 12, 2009 @ 9:29 am

    I love shortbread, but have never had it with chocolate chips. I’ll have to try this out!

  31. The Blonde Duck — March 12, 2009 @ 9:33 am

    I am a shortbread fanatic.

  32. Kristen616 — March 12, 2009 @ 9:34 am

    Oh wow that looks awesome! I’ll bet the chocolate chip shortbread is a fabulous combination. I’ll have to try that! Looks delicious!

  33. Foodie with Little Thyme! — March 12, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    Happy Friday.
    Chocolate shortbread looks great!
    Thanks for sharing.

  34. Elyse — March 12, 2009 @ 9:41 am

    Quick desserts are so dangerous! Oh man, when I’m craving sweets, I look for recipes like this one that come together fast and pack a huge flavor punch. Can’t wait to try this! I love that it’s baked in a cake pan, just like Walker’s! Yummmy!

  35. Peggy — March 12, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    I really want to try your wholewheat lemon pasta. Sounds yummy. The shortbread looks great too!

  36. Audrey — March 12, 2009 @ 10:11 am

    I have this book but I don’t bake from it often enough…these look wonderful. I love your pretty shapes (both triangles and rounds).

  37. CookiePie — March 12, 2009 @ 10:21 am

    How delicious!! And they look beautiful too!!

  38. Teanna — March 12, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    I LOVE SHORTBREAD! And I love chocolate chips, so this is the ULTIMATE combination for me!!!

  39. pinkstripes — March 12, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    I love shortbread and chocolate chips take it too another level. Sounds delicious!

  40. Rosa's Yummy Yums — March 12, 2009 @ 11:23 am

    This shortbread looks wonderful! A great recipe!



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