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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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Serves | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 8-13

Why I Love This Recipe

This was a Pillsbury recipe that I tweaked to my liking.

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Ingredients You'll Need

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
These make a great gift, they store well.

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Beat in large bowl or mixer 3/4 cup sugar, butter and shortening until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; blend well. Stir in flour, cocoa and baking power; mix well. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, I use a 1 inch cookie scoop, it is much easier and quicker. Just scoop and drop on to ungreased cookie sheets. Now use your imagination. I like to decorate them somehow. Usually I will drop them in a bowl of Non Pareils Sprinkles and swish them around so the sprinkles stick to the top of the cookie, then I place them back on the cookie sheet. I have also pushed an M&M in the top of each or a chocolate chip morsel and even a chocolate covered espresso bean. Yum.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 8-13 minutes or until set. I usually go for 10 min. Cool 1 minute and remove from cookie sheets.

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