Chocolate Chip Shortbread

A deliciously rich buttery shortbread combined with soft melt in the mouth chocolate chips. Sounds complicated? It really isnt. This easy to follow Chocolate Chip Shortbread recipe will have you wanting to bake shortbread every weekend.

These go great with a cup of coffee from an automatic espresso machine.

200g Butter
100g Caster Sugar
75g Good Quality Milk Chocolate
300g NEILL’S®Plain Flour


Preheat oven to 150C
Rub the flour and butter together using your hands. You can use a food processor however I prefer doing it by hand. Continue until everything comes together.
Add the sugar and work this through the mixture. Knead until you can form it into a ball.
Cut the chocolate into small chunks and quickly work through the mixture, do not over handle or the chocolate will begin the melt.
Place the dough on a small baking tray and press down until it is about 0.5 inches thick
Use a knife to mark into squares. Do not cut all the way through.
Bake in oven for 35 mins. They should be a light golden colour.
Take out, Sprinkle with a little caster sugar and leave to cool.
You’re done!


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10 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Shortbread

  • July 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I consider shortbread cookies a comfort food and nothing makes them any more better than chocolate chips-delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  • July 7, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I love Shortbread cookies with chocolate. Your shortbread looks perfect with that dusting of sugar.

  • July 7, 2011 at 9:01 am

    wow! they look like perfect shortbread biscuits! My bf, who has been having a rough week, loves shortbread biscuits, so I think I'll have to make some today and hope it will cheer him up slightly 🙂

  • July 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Wow thanks for all your lovely comments!

    Nish, we hope that your bf feels better after you make him some of this lovely shortbread 🙂

  • July 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for this recipe, shortbread is my fave so had to try this – it was so good I had to make a second batch two days later! :o)

  • July 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Claire,
    Thanks for your compliment on the recipe. It really is delicious. It never lasts too long in our house either. 🙂

  • July 30, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I am making this tomorrow! Nothing better than some shortbread when I am feeling homesick on the opposite side of the world 🙂

    From the Scottish Mouse in New Zealand 🙂

  • April 10, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    This is a really good recipe simple and they came out delicious melt in the mouth perfect for our lockdown days thank you

    • April 29, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks for using our recipe. Hope you enjoyed 🙂

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