Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

If you love chocolate, you’re going to flip for these easy Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies — chocolate just doesn’t get any deeper or richer…

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Now that I’ve got most of my cookie gift boxes in the mail, it’s time to focus on what’s staying here with us.

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Shortbread of all kinds is a recurring theme in our house.  It’s one of those holiday staples that we all look forward to.  I make different varieties every year depending on my mood.  These extra dark cookies are amazing, if I do say so myself.  They melt in your mouth with an explosion of deep rich chocolate that’ll make your eyelids flutter.  I  love the unique texture of shortbread, it’s super soft inside with a delicate crunch on the outside.  To call it a cookie is to completely miss the point.

I used extra dark cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips, so this is about the richest chocolate you can bite into short of a truffle.

The short list of ingredients and easy prep is what makes this the ultimate holiday cookie.  There’s no stress involved, they come together in minutes, and the whole thing can be done ahead of time and the dough kept in the refrigerator or freezer.  They make the perfect after dinner with coffee treat, and as a bonus they stack and ship well, as long as you pack them carefully.

Be sure to check out my other shortbread cookies, I’ve done a killer Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip version, a classic Chocolate Chip Shortbread, and an Dark Espresso Chocolate Chip, too!

Double Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies (double the recipe if you want more)

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder (I use Hershey's Special Dark)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Oven to 325F
  2. Cream the butter, cocoa powder and sugar together until completely combined and smooth. Add in the vanilla.
  3. Mix in the flour, and finish with a wooden spoon. Don't over mix.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and turn the dough out onto a board and form into an smooth 8" log. The dough will be sticky.
  5. Wrap it in waxed or parchment paper and twist both ends to secure, shaping the log as you roll. Refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight. You can also freeze the dough for later use.
  6. Slice the log into 1/3" slices with a sharp knife.
  7. Put on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven for 12 to 15 minutes. They will feel slightly soft, don't over bake them.
  8. Cool for a few minutes on the pan and then transfer to a rack.
  9. If you're going to give them away make sure they are completely cool before you package them.
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I used Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder for these cookies—it’s a blend of Dutched cocoa processed to give a deeper, richer chocolate color and flavor.  I liked it quite a bit.  You can see the color above is unusually deep, and the flavor is as well.  It makes my dark chocolate chips look pale in comparison!  I highly recommend this cookie to all of you who love chocolate.

HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa (8-Ounce Cans, Pack of 6)

116 Comments

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    Katherine
    June 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Hi! Love your blog! I have a question about this recipe. Why is there only 3/4 c of flour? Is it a misprint? Your other shortbread cookies have more flour. Want to know before I make them. They look delicious and I love chocolate. Thanks!

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      Sue
      June 7, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Hey Katherine ~ this is one of my earliest recipes and it makes a very small amount of dough. The cocoa powder adds a bit to the dry ingredients, and this results in a very rich cookie. I may update this post soon and then maybe I will double the recipe so it makes a few more cookies.

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    Krista
    December 26, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Absolutely loved these! New favourite. Had to use regular Dutched cocoa as extra dark cocoa is really hard to find where I live, but the flavour and texture were still great. Thanks!

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      Sue
      December 26, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks Krista!

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    Shantell Currie
    November 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Just made these
    They are perfect
    I feel you really need to combine the ingredients work themore to get the consistency your looking for …I also at the end got my hands in there to soften everything up before refrigerating

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      Sue
      November 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Shantell…I agree, getting the dough thoroughly mixed is important. I’m so glad you liked them!

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    Venice
    September 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Ok I’m a baker at heart and thought that I would give this a try. Love chocolate but this has a powdery texture that crumbled. I followed the instructions and use high quality chocolate and butter. But it is something im not sure i would add to my cookie share. Will try using regular sugar then see about changing the Dark Coca to a Dutch process type to see if it changes the texture and taste. Will let ya know.
    Peace,
    Venice

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      Ally
      February 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

      This same thing happened to me when I tried them. Any tips?

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    Karla
    September 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Did you know that by adding just a teaspoon of espresso powder you will enhance the flavor of the chocolate & make it even tastier!

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    Jodie
    September 3, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Hello i used half a cup of butter and the mixture was still very powdery it did not turn into dough what am i doing wrong

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 5, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Make sure your butter is room temperature and you measure your flour accurately, Jodie, and the dough should come together fine.

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    Christian
    June 14, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Hello Sue, I made these cookies last night and baked this morning. Sad to say that they fell apart when trying to cut. Also, they did not feel soft after done baking and were somewhat powdery. Any advise? I want to try again because I did like the flavor, just need to get rid of the powdery texture and the falling apart :/.

    Thanks!
    Christian D.

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 14, 2016 at 8:21 am

      Hi Christian — try replacing the confectioner’s sugar with regular sugar, that might help you get more of a texture that you like.

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    Lani
    May 24, 2016 at 1:31 am

    I really wanted to like this recipe but unfortunately it didn’t work for me either. I used Hershey Special Dark cocoa, followed the recipe exactly and dough came together beautifully. After chilling overnight, it sliced perfectly with a as sharp knife then baked it. Although the cookies taste good the texture was not shortbread…but powdery. I may try it with granulated sugar and increase the flour slightly for structure.

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    nicolthepickle
    May 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I made these yesterday. I added a 1/4 tsp coarse salt and I’m not sure it needed it. I couldn’t imagine a cookie without salt. But these seem like they’d be good without it.
    I loved them and crumbled one on top of vanilla icecream.
    Probably one of the best cookies I’ve ever had and will make them again.

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      Sue
      May 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Oh wow, that’s a great vote of confidence, Nicole! I agree, the deep chocolate and the shortbread texture is a winning combo — love the idea of crumbling them on ice cream…

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        nicolthepickle
        August 31, 2016 at 9:26 am

        I’ve actually made these several times now. And they’re still really good. I’ve made them with generic brand cocoa and Rodelle and they’re good both ways. I’ve also tried with 2 TBSP granulated sugar added. I didn’t find it made much of a difference.
        The only thing I tried that wasn’t perfect was mini-chocolate chips. They’re better with full size ones. Because they’re not sweet you want that little bit of sweet in the chocolate chips.

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    Shelly
    February 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Our local coffee shop has these little disks of pure chocolate heaven. They place ONE in the saucer of a cafe’ latte’. I go there just for the cookie!
    Now I found this recipe and have made them!!! THANKYOU so much for the recipe!! I left out the chocolate chips.
    (Issues with dry batter may be the lack of executing the “sift and scoop” method thereby condensing too much flour in the measuring cup) Mine are perfect! I’m so very pleased and shall have to exercise much restraint!! ????

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      Sue
      February 4, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks Shelly, you’ll never be a slave to your coffee shop again :)

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    Marty
    January 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I just made a double batch of these and they are very powdery. What did I do wrong?

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    Yukiko
    December 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    May I know which dark chocolate chips you used? As I have issue cutting mine into slices. Thanks.

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      Sue
      December 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      The smaller your chips the easier it will be to slice, Yukiko — I don’t remember what brand I used in this particular recipe, sorry.

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    Carol
    November 13, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Hello! I just made the dough. To give it more moisture, I added 2 tablespoons of cream cheese, softened. We’ll see if it works out for the cookies. Thanks for the new cookie idea! C.

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      Sue
      November 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Let us know how the cream cheese works out Carol!

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      Carol
      November 13, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      The cream cheese worked out great. I think I’ll up the surgar to 1/2 a cup next time and see if it balances out the bitterness of the chocolat next time. All in all, the cookies came out good!

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    Hilda
    August 21, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I am sorry to say that these were a complete fail for us. I had such high expectations for these cookies that I made a double recipe. I added some white chocolate chips to the chocolate chips. Sadly, the cookies were so bitter that my husband, who loves bitter chocolate, wouldn’t eat them. We ended up throwing them away. I was very careful with the recipe, so I guess these are very, very dark. Just a caveat; they may not be for every palate.

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      Sue
      August 22, 2015 at 6:18 am

      I’m so sorry they didn’t work for you Hilda, I know the frustration of having high expectations for a recipe that doesn’t work out. I would suggest playing with the amount of sugar versus cocoa powder if you do happen to give them another try, that should solve the problem for you.

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    Olivia
    August 14, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Okay so these were pretty dry but otherwise very nice! They had great flavor! I tried making them again but this time i added maybe like 3-4 tablespoons of unsweetened apple sauce to try to add some moisture and they came out wonderful! I would recommend trying it with apple sauce! You don’t taste it all which is so nice! Yum!

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    yvonne
    June 21, 2015 at 4:03 am

    I tried these tonight after roaring success from the peanut butter shortbread! However, these chocolate ones came out much drier and powdery than he peanut butter, which was aptly melt-in-your-mouth texture. Is there any way i can introduce more moisture to make it less dry?

    Or how about replacing peanut butter with nutella in the peanut butter recipe, and changing 1/4 plain flour to cocoa powder? Do you think it’ll work?

    PS: I tried the peanut butter shortbread using cookie butter too and it was awesome! The cookie butter was much sweeter than peanut butter which made the shortbread of perfect sweetness for me, as i found the peanut butter ones a tad too bland.

    Thanks for this great recipe!

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      Sue
      June 21, 2015 at 6:33 am

      I love your sense of experimentation Yvonne! For the double dark cookies you could try playing with the amount of butter in this recipe, add a little more. And also maybe substitute regular sugar for the confectioner’s sugar. The cookie butter idea for the others sounds really interesting!

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    Tarini
    June 17, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Can you use granulated sugar instead? for this recipe as well as for your espresso choc chip shortbread….thanks a lot :)

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 18, 2015 at 6:23 am

      Sure, I use them interchangeably in my shortbread cookies!

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    Justen
    May 5, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Why 325 for these and 350 for the pb shortbread ones?

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 6, 2015 at 7:10 am

      This was an earlier recipe, and that’s the temp I used to use. Either will work, but I now prefer 350F.

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    Kate
    March 5, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Hello Sue,
    Do you think this recipe would hold up as a crust for a tart?

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      Sue
      March 5, 2015 at 6:29 am

      I don’t think it would be a great tart crust, Kate, although I’ve never tried. The dough is so crumbly and delicate. I wouldn’t risk it, sorry!

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    Chocaholic
    February 4, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Do yourself a favor and make these gems! Perfect buttery flavor softens the strong dark chocolate flavor in a way that makes these addicting. I added sliced almonds instead of chocolate chips.

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    Chi
    January 17, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    HI there, I really want to make these but cannot find the special dark chocolate here. Is there a replacement you’d recommend? I have dutch cocoa and regular hershey’s cocoa. Will they work as a replacement? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue
      January 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Yes, go ahead and use regular cocoa powder, Chi, it will work just fine!

  • Reply
    Jeannette
    December 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Unfortunately I don’t think these will find their way out of the house, possibly not even the kitchen…!!! YUM!!!

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    meghan
    December 7, 2014 at 7:31 am

    These are SERIOUSLY Amazing!!! Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 7, 2014 at 7:37 am

      I’m so happy they were a hit for you — I’m just about to start working on a batch for myself!

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    Franklin
    November 16, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I made these the same time as I made the peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread. The texture and enjoyability between the two are very similar (see my comments on the predecessor blog post for an idea of what the consistency is like). This double-dark chocolate version seems less rich and able to maintain its integrity a bit better as a final product probably because of the lack of additional oil from the peanut butter. It is still very delicate nonetheless. I removed them from the oven at 13 minutes seeing how the cookies were starting to “sizzle”. I didn’t want to risk burning them.

    I should add that, in both cases, I measured sifted flour and sugar. That is to say: I sifted directly into the measuring cups before leveling off. I wonder whether I would have achieved a stronger final product–one that lends itself to allow better handling and transportability–if I had sifted after measuring.

    This has a very nice, deep, rich chocolate flavor without the undesirable excessive sugariness. I used Valrhona 100% cacao powder and Guittard Akoma chips. The way the soft, delicate crumbs fall apart in the mouth and how that transforms into the ensuing chocolatey creaminess makes for a luxurious experience.

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    Itsybitsy
    October 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Is it possible to roll out the dough and cut shapes or make drop cookies instead?

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 14, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Definitely you can make drop cookies, my daughter likes to do them that way. And yes, you can make shapes, but the chocolate chips will get in the way of intricate shapes, so it’s best to use larger, more simple shapes. You can also roll the dough into a log and do slice and bake.

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    Shelby
    January 21, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Would these turn out just as good if I don’t add the cocoa. Or if I skip the cocoa, add almond instead of vanilla, and some crushed pecans….

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    Lady Lisa Bear
    January 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    I found this recipe on Pinterest over a year ago and made them for our annual Robbie Burns Scotch Tasting party. They were a hit and will be made again this week for the annual party this week-end. I do add a bit of espresso powder and use the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips as they are easier to cut through for me. Thank you.

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      Sue
      January 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      OMG I want to come!

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    best recipes
    January 5, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    This looks almost decadent – yum yum. I love shortbread. Have a look at my coffee shortbread at magnoliaverandah.blogspot.com that I have just taken to the office.

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    MaryAnne (Gastronotherapy)
    December 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Two of my favorite things: chocolate and shortbread. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Kirsten Oliphant
    October 12, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I love this! I made them with unsweetened because that’s what was on hand, but I am working on Christmas recipes, so chopped up Andes mints and used those…oh. My. Gosh. Love it!

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    Carolina Chirichella Brody
    July 29, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Wow, these look INCREDIBLE!! Just pinned them, can’t wait to try!!

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    munki64
    July 1, 2013 at 12:42 am

    oh i see the temp now! nm lol silly me…

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    munki64
    July 1, 2013 at 12:41 am

    i added a touch of espresso powder and a pinch of kosher salt… the dough is totally addicting! i’m about to bake them right now.. although it doesn’t say at what temp to do this i guess i’ll go with 325 or 350.. thanks for the recipe! i can’t wait to try the PB choc one….

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    Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts)
    May 9, 2013 at 4:53 am

    I got this recipe via Pinterest some time back and have modified them with to be made with coconut oil (since I’m one of those pesky vegans who has to mess with every recipe)… They are SO SO SO GOOD!!

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      Sue
      August 25, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Wow, I’ll have to try that, thanks Tofu Mom!

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    Pauline Yee
    April 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I love this recipe, but my cookies always end up being too soft after I take them out of the oven. Am I cutting them too thick?

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      Sue/the view from great island
      May 9, 2013 at 2:54 am

      Cut them a little thinner, or cook a little longer, the recipe is pretty forgiving and you can enjoy shortbread on the crispier side, or on the softer side.

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    Laura
    March 25, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Holy dark chocolate wow. Pinning now.

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    Anonymous
    December 24, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Upon seeing these on Pinterest and thinking they looked delicious, I added them to my holiday cookie trio. Unfortunately, they were disappointing. They look pretty and similar to the pic, but the texture of the finished product is almost powdery it is so dry. Now I need to make another type because I don’t want to give these out. Bummer.

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      Sue/the view from great island
      May 9, 2013 at 2:56 am

      This type of cookie has a shortbread texture, and it should have a melt in your mouth buttery, but crumbly, feel.

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    Anonymous
    December 22, 2012 at 11:11 am

    wondering what these would be like with glace cherries, a little more in the christmas colour theme

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    Crackers
    December 7, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Done, and delicious. I added half a tablespoon of espresso powder just because. Heavenly, not overly sweet, and gorgeous. Thanks.

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    Krista Henson
    July 14, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I have only ever had regular shortbread cookies and never attempted to make them myself. I am so excited about how good these turned out that I’m heading to the store now to get more butter. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Anonymous
    April 25, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Just made these, and they are amazing, thanks for the recipe!

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    Anonymous
    April 12, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Hi I just made these and I only had the Unsweetened Cocoa…that must really make a difference because they weren’t as yummy as they looked.

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      Sue/the view from great island
      May 9, 2013 at 3:00 am

      I can imagine that using unsweetened coca powder wouldn’t be good, you really need that little bit of sweetening when it comes to chocolate!

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    julie
    March 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Made these today and they are great! I like the peanut butter chocolate chip ones even more. Thanks for the recipes.

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    Cyn R
    February 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

    A pal brought these to our art co-op yesterday. These are some of the best cookies I have ever had, and my standards as a (very experienced) amateur baker are quite high! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. They’re fabulous!

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    shinelife
    December 25, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I saw this cookie on pinterest too and made it for the Christmas Eve family dinner. Amazing! Everyone loved it! You aren’t kidding, they are very truffle-like!

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    Anonymous
    December 24, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Just made these after seeing this on pinterest- I used chopped pecans in place of chocolate chips though since that’s what I had on hand and I’m not a fan of chocolate chips anyways. Came out delicious! I also just made little thumb print rounds since I couldn’t wait for the refrigeration step. I will definitely be making these again and again!

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    Whitney M
    December 24, 2011 at 3:16 am

    I just made these tonight, and they’re sooo good! I love dark chocolate, and these just melt in your mouth! Thanks for this recipe :)

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    rebecca
    December 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I made these last night and my husband loved them! I just made another batch for Christmas. I melted the butter this time rather than using softened butter, and it was a lot easier to shape into a log and not as sticky!

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    Julie
    December 23, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Oh my. so much baking still to do, but I may have to make room for these!

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    jkhaynes18
    December 22, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    It says 1/2 cup of chocolate chips… clearly in the directions…

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    Sherry
    December 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    I had butter out ready to make my go to sugar cookies but got sidetracked and made these instead. They are chilling in the fridge now. Can’t wait to taste them :-) Thanks for recipe.

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    Sue/the view from great island
    December 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    To the earlier anonymous comment—no, unfortunately you can’t cook these in a microwave, but you could use a toaster oven probably. Sorry!

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    Sue/the view from great island
    December 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Anon—Shortbread cooks really quickly, and if your oven is pretty dependable they should be done in 12 minutes, 15 if you cut them on the thick side. The chocolate ones are so hard because there is no color cue.
    The good thing is that if you cook them a little less they will be softer, and if you cook them a little long, they will be crisper. I always err on the shorter cooking time. When you touch them lightly they’ll still be soft and they firm up as they cool. You can do one pan first to test the oven and time if you’re not rushed, Good luck!

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    Anonymous
    December 20, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Making these right now. They smell delish. I’m finding it hard to tell whether they are done or not. Any tips?

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      avizaz
      February 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Oh man, they have such a great ?????, The smell is so amazing, and now the taste, YAMI!

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    Working london mummy
    December 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    oooh how scrummy! a great recipe x

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    Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen
    December 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Hauntingly BEAUTIFUL~ This is by far the darkest and deepest shortbread i’ve ever seen!

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    Hungry Dog
    December 17, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I wish I’d seen these earlier..am going to a cookie swap today and fell back on old standbys (still good but these look lovely and new to me!) OH well, I guess I’ll just have to find another excuse to make them!

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    Anonymous
    December 17, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    hey. a little question. i dont have an oven. can i put it in the microwave after removing it from the fridge?

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    grace
    December 17, 2011 at 8:40 am

    you’re not kidding about the dark part, are ya now?! these look amazing, sue!

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    vanillasugarblog
    December 17, 2011 at 12:16 am

    these and those flourless pb cookies are my crack. fabulous darling!

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    Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio)
    December 16, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I love shortbread…especially the melting in your mouth aspect of it! I am very interested to try a chocolate version! Yum! I’m glad I found your blog.

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    Anonymous
    December 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I just used your recipe! These cookies are delicous!

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    heather
    December 16, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Double batch of dough chilling in the fridge right now. I went for 1/2 cup of chocolate chips per batch. My first baking experience with my 5 week old daughter in a sling. Feeling very accomplished! Though they still need to be baked….

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    December 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Oh my, do these ever look amazing. I love shortbread, but I’ve never made a chocolate shortbread. That has to change soon! These must taste incredible!

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    Anonymous
    December 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Hello,
    Could you please write the amount of chips you’ve used?
    Thanks from Israel!

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    onionchoco
    December 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Chocolate? Always!
    Cookies look perfect for me :)

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    Mary
    December 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Wow, those are VERY dark chocolate cookies! They sound perfect to me.

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    Joanne
    December 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Even if I THOUGHT I was giving these away to other people…I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t end up leaving my apartment. They’d go straight into my belly! All that chocolate…how could you resist?

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    Barbara
    December 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    You know me, Sue, I love those slice and bake shortbread cookies! But these are darker (and more dangerous?) than any I’ve seen in ages. How divine!

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    From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    December 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Oh do they ever look yummy. I love that real chocolate flavor and shortbread cookies are always so rich and buttery.

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    Stephanie
    December 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

    OOh those look sinfully good. I’m a sucker for chocolate. The richer the better I say! Glad you made something to keep for yourself!

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    linda
    December 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    These look amazing! I can almost smell them. Thank you

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    Magnolia Verandah
    December 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    This looks almost decadent – yum yum. I love shortbread. Have a look at my coffee shortbread at magnoliaverandah.blogspot.com that I have just taken to the office.

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    Jen L.
    December 16, 2011 at 4:05 am

    What’s the quantity on the chocolate chips? I think they are missing from the ingredient list..

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    Linda A. Thompson
    December 16, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Those look wonderful! I’ll have to make them soon!

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    yummychunklet
    December 16, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Those are some decadent looking cookies!

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    A Trifle Rushed
    December 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    This looks scrumptious, how delicious and how lucky your family are.

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      March 4, 2012 at 5:25 am

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      Anonymous
      December 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      These comments must be from the author’s friends because they mention that the cookies look good but omit any comment about the taste. Clearly “the friends” have not made them yet. I made them and I am not a friend. Let’s just say they will now be a regular in my holiday baking repertoire. I recommend using Valrhona cocoa powder. Fantastic recipe!

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    Jane and Lance Hattatt
    December 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Hello Sue:
    As you say, there is something particularly special and appealing about receiving homemade goodies at Christmas. Your shortbread looks to be the perfect gift and we are very tempted to try this receipt out as we are sure that both we and our friends would find it irresistible.

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