Emily's Famous Chocolate Shortbread Cookies


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About this recipe: These extra chocolaty cookies will cast a chocolate spell on you. This recipe includes a chocolate coating or drizzle but you can add icing on top, sandwich two cookies together, or just eat them plain.


Serves: 25 

  • 250g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 450g plain flour
  • Pinch bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 350g unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 175g chopped dark chocolate (optional)

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the icing sugar, cocoa, flour and salt until well blended. Cut or rub in the butter until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until a stiff dough forms. It may take a minute to come together.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to ½ cm thickness and cut into desired shapes using cookies cutters. If the dough is too sticky, chill for a little bit. Place cookies 5cm apart onto an ungreased baking tray.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the surface appears dry. Allow cookies to cool for a couple minutes on the baking tray before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. If adding the melted chocolate, wait till cookies are completely cool, melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. Stir frequently until smooth. Dip cookies or drizzle with the chocolate and place on greaseproof paper to set.

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Is this halal? Because I need it for a school home econs project and it must be halal - 23 Feb 2013

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