Chocolate Chip Shortbread

7 November 2013

The other day I had the sudden urge to bake some shortbread! As I'm always looking for something new to make, I wanted to have a go at chocolate shortbread. Im not sure how or why but I ended up making chocolate chip shortbread biscuits instead and I'm glad I did.

I had my glamorous assistant Lydia helping me and she was a wonderful cookie cutter. I did the rolling and she did the cutting out, we made a fantastic team. Since oliver started school its just her and I at home in the afternoon and its lovely to spend some mummy and daughter time together, which we haven't done much before.

The shortbread is beautifully buttery and simply melts in the mouth. I think shortbread is quite Christmassy so would make a lovely gift wrapped up in pretty paper and ribbon.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Makes 16
Preparation time 10 minutes
Baking time 25 minutes

225g butter softened
110g caster sugar
225g plain flour
110g cornflour
Pinch salt
150g milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 170C {350F} Gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with parchment or baking paper.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with a hand held electric whisk, until pale and fluffy. Sift in the flour and cornflour and mix with a wooden spoon until everything comes together. Add the chocolate chips and mix in well. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until you have a smooth dough.

Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1.5cm and cut out with a circular cookie cutter. Re-roll any spare bits until you've used all the dough. Prick each circle a few times with a fork and place on the lined baking tray.

Pop in the oven for 25 minutes until they are just turning a light gold colour at the edges. I turned the tray in the oven half way through the cooking time to ensure an even bake. Keep an eye on them so they don't bake for too long and go brown, they must stay quite a pale colour.

Leave on the baking tray for a few minutes for the biscuits to firm up slightly. Then transfer to a wire rack and sprinkle with caster sugar while they're still warm. Enjoy!

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  1. Oh mymy!!! They look so like they need to be in my belly :) I love a good piece of shortbread, especially with chocolate :D xx

  2. Mmmm, possibly my favourite biccy. I would eat all of these in one sitting with a large cuppa! Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. I've Pinned this and there's a fresh linky live now :D

  3. Your shortbread looks lovely! Thanks for playing along with We Should Cocoa.

  4. These look delicious and would be perfect wrapped up prettily for Christmas gifts. What fun to have a willing assistant too ;-) Thanks for entering them into We Should Cocoa.


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