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Chocolate Shortbread

Chocolate Shortbread
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The melt in your mouth feeling of shortbread with a burst of chocolate flavour – these go well with a lovely warm drink, or simply devour them on their own This is a very straight forward recipe, and ready in just 35 minutes.

Chocolate Shortbread

The melt in your mouth feeling of shortbread with a burst of chocolate flavour – these go well with a lovely warm drink, or simply devour them on their own
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Biscuits and Cookies
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Cooking Method: Oven Baked
Servings: 20 shortbreads
Calories: 79kcal
Author: The Cook

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter, softened
  • cup caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, extra

Instructions

  • Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir in sifted flour and cocoa and mix just until a soft dough forms.
  • Shape the dough into a log approx 10 - 12cm  (4 - 4½ inches)  long then roll it in the extra tablespoon of caster sugar.
  • Chill until firm then cut ½ cm  (¼ inch) thick slices and place them on lightly greased baking trays.
  • Bake in a moderately hot oven 190°C. (375°F ; Gas Mark 5) for 15 minutes or until dry to the touch and light golden brown around the edges.
  • Cool on tray on a wire rack for 10 minutes and then lift onto wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container until required.
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Notes

  • Shortbread is baked at a low temperature to avoid browning. When cooked, it is nearly white, or a light golden brown. It may be sprinkled with more sugar while cooling. It may even be crumbly before cooled, but will become firmer after cooling.

Nutrition

Serving: 1shortbread | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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