Kraft Recipe For Joy – Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a chocolate shortbread cookie before. Or for that matter, any flavour enhanced variety. And really, why is there a need. The classic version is so good. Full of butter and sugar, I’m getting all weepy eyed just thinking about it.

Sometimes it’s worth a change right! So when I saw this chocolate shortbread recipe, I figured it might be a nice complement to my mother’s recipe. Boy was I wrong. The cookies seemed a lot more difficult to work with, as I found the cookies breaking apart and fighting any shaping. These problems continued out of the oven when they cracked as I tried to move them on to wire racks before rolling in powdered sugar. Don’t get me wrong, they didn’t go to waste, but the chunks of chocolate shortbread were not fan favourites by a long shot.

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
2 cups butter, softened
1-3/4 cups icing sugar, divided
3-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 pkg. (6 squares) Baker’s Premium 70% Cacao Dark Chocolate, coarsely chopped

Heat oven to 350°F.

Beat butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour and cornstarch; mix well. Stir in chocolate.

Roll dough into 60 (1-inch) balls; place, 3 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass.

Bake13 min. or until centres are set and tops are lightly browned; cool on baking sheets 5 min. Add warm cookies, 1 at a time, to remaining sugar; turn to evenly coat both sides of each. Cool completely on wire racks.

*For the complete Kraft Recipe for Joy story, please check out the Peanut Brittle post. Or for another recipe, Pecan Bars or Crunch “Bars”.

2 thoughts on “Kraft Recipe For Joy – Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

  1. My friend Nat makes these amazing mint shortbread cookies… they are my fave! They have a little chocolate kiss in the middle of them as well… kicks ass

  2. You could try mixing in some cocoa powder with your basic dough, or do the classic “dipped” shortbread with dark or semi-sweet chocolate. I’m like you, I don’t like to mess with tradition. All though I did make some killer Joy tea shortbread the other day. But again, it was mixing in tea leaves to the classic dough, gives it a very subtle taste! Give it a whirl! 🙂

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