Mary’s Tavern Recipes ~ Chocolate Shortbread

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Welcome! As promised, I’m including my recipe for Chocolate Shortbread. If you missed the post in the tavern for Lemon Shortbread, click here to enter.

I love chocolate and this shortbread doesn’t last long in my home. It’s great alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


IMG_3828Chocolate Shortbread

½ cup butter, softened

1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder

½ cup powdered sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 cup unsifted flour

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream the butter until it is light. Mix in the powdered sugar, cocoa, and vanilla. Now mix in flour until just combined. Place dough on board and knead until smooth. Spray your shortbread pan (If you don’t have a ceramic shortbread pan, you can use a round can pan).

Firmly press the dough into your pan. Prick the entire surface with a fork, and bake the shortbread for 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let the shortbread cool in its pan for about 10 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife and flip the pan over onto a wooden cutting board. Cut the shortbread into serving pieces while it is still warm.







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  1. Kay Boyce

    I will definitely try these thankyou, also am counting down the days to Dragon Knights ring.


  2. Erin


  3. Theresa

    Mary I can’t wait to try the chocolate shortbread. I love shortbread and both the lemon and chocolate sound wonderful. Thank you for posting the recipes.


  4. Yummy! That’s a kind of shortbread I would love. Thanks, Mary.

  5. Anne

    Having had the chocolate shortbread, I can definitely say it is my favorite.
    What’s not to like? It’s chocolate!!! :)))

  6. Pamela Gilliam Piatt

    I love regular shortbread so chocolate shortbread should be fantastic! Thanks for the recipe. BTW – what’s your source for shortbread pans?

    • I picked up several of these ceramic shortbread pans from the Scottish Highland Games. I’ve had this particular one for ten years. They’re great! If you can’t make it to any games, I’m sure you’ll be able to find them online. 🙂

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