Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Friday, January 17, 2020
These are the best shortbread chocolate chip cookies for anyone who has a love for old fashioned shortbread cookies and chocolate chips.

I have no idea what took me so long to add them to my favorite cookies!

They’re crispy on the outside, and they are so delicious and crunchy they melt in your mouth once you bite into them, the chocolate chips are just a bonus in this cookie!

They really are so easy to make and you will not be too happy with me on your new addiction these will create!

With just a few ingredients you'll be on your way to making your new favorite cookies of all time (if you're a shortbread lover that is!)

If you're a cookie lover, do try my family's favorite everything cookies chocolate chip cookie recipe, peanut butter cookie recipe, and oatmeal cookies!

Scroll down to the recipe card and check out the 5 ingredients it takes to make this out of this world fabulous shortbread chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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Shortbread Cookies

The original cookie is a traditional British biscuit usually made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts plain wheat flour.

These cookies are just an adaption of a buttery cookie with the addition of mini chocolate chips and such a delight!

I became addicted to these cookies after one bite!

The cookies taste the best when baked slightly still leaving the tops white and not browned.

You can adapt the cookie any way you prefer, if you're not a chocolate chip lover, leave them out.

this is molded shortbread cookies that have been flattened before baking on a silpat mat

Tools You Will Need:

  • Mixer
  • Bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Parchment paper or Silpat mat
  • Cookie sheets
  • Spatula
  • Large mixing spoon
  • Round flat bottom glass
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie Cutters Optional

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Ingredient You Will Need To Make Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

(Exact measurements are in the printable recipe card below)

  • salted butter softened
  • powdered sugar and more for later
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • miniature chocolate chips

this is chocolate chip cookie dough

Tips For Making Perfect Shortbread Cookies

  1. Always cream the sugar and butter for 3 minutes
  2. Use a timer for precise timing
  3. Do not overmix the dough
  4. Just blend the flour in until the white is gone
  5. Add the chips in by hand
  6. Always chill the dough first in either the bowl or a ziplock bag
  7. Cut the shapes by hand, use cookie cutters or shape in balls then flatten with a sugared glass

this is raw shortbread cookies with chocolate chips on a silpat mat

Suggestions and Substitutions:

  • Chopped currents or raisins
  • Chopped pistachios or other nuts, seeds for those with allergies like pumpkin
  • Other kinds of chocolate you prefer
  • Dip the ends in melted chocolate
  • Dip the ends in white chocolate and sprinkles or pistachio
  • Change the extract to almond dip in chocolate and coconut

this is a bowl of melted chocolate dipping off a spoon

More Cookie Recipes To Try

Best Cowboy Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookie
Best Snickerdoodles
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

this is a plate of chocolate chips cookies some dipped in chocolate on one end

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Don't Wait Another Minute to Make These Cookies!

This recipe is fabulous, seriously addicting.

I hope you will try them right now if you're reading this, everyone gets addicted, and do let me know if you feel the same after one bite!

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 30
prep time: 6 Mcook time: 18 Mtotal time: 24 M
These are the most addicting shortbread chocolate chip cookie on the planet. With just 5 ingredients you will be on your way to a delicious decadent cookie to add to the list of loved chocolate chip cookie recipes!


  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar and more for  later
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure  vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips


How to cook Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

  1. Cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, add the vanilla.
  2. Making sure you do not overmix this dough, add the flour just until it's blended evenly, maybe 40 seconds to a minute.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips,( easier by hand so as not to crush them up).
  4. Cover and chill in the bowl for 2 hours.
  5. Roll into balls and flatten with a glass dipped in powdered sugar and place on a cookie sheet, they should be 1/4 inch thick. 
  6. Or roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick, cut into rounds or whatever shape you want.
  7. Traditional shapes are round or rectangular.
  8. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or Silpat mat.
  9. Preheat oven at 325 degrees.
  10. Bake 17 to 18 minutes or until the edges turn brown.
  11. Cool completely.
  12. For Chocolate Dipped Cookies:
  13. 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate melted 
  14. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  15. simmer together in a small saucepan just until melted.
  16. Dip cookie on one end and dry on wax paper.
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Don't Forget To Try Some Other Family Favorite Cookies!

Chocolate fudge rolls
Jam filled bow ties
Almond Paste dipped cresent cookies
Macadamia chip
Cherry Almond

this is a chocolate chip shortbread cookie dipped into chocolate ganache on one end


  1. Perfect, they'd be great with a cup of coffee!

  2. I adore shortbread cookies..these look wonderful with chocolate.

  3. I keep coming back to your blog to help teach my daughter to cook. I LOve that you have the ingredients needed, and the tools, and hints along the way. This is going to be our treat tonight! THANK YOU!

  4. These cookies need to be in my cookie jar, they sure look good! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen


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