Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

A fairly new addition to my Christmas cookie collection, these are like a fancy chocolate chip cookie. You can make Chocolate Chip Shortbread by using a package of bittersweet (or semi-sweet) chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate chunks.

Chocolate Chunk Shortbread
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Shortbread cookies with chocolate chunks.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 36
  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 cup icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 3½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Soften butter to room temperature.
  2. Coarsely chop chocolate into chunks and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in flour and cornstarch and mix well.
  5. Stir in chocolate and pecan chunks.
  6. Drop dough in heaping tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet, about an inch apart. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly and remove from pan.


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