Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

I’ve got another delicious cookie recipe for you today. A buttery flaky shortbread cookie with chocolate chips. Just so you know, short bread cookies aren’t my favorite type of cookie, they are good but most of the time I’d rather have a traditional soft and gooey chocolate chip cookie instead. But as far as short bread cookies go, these are really some of the best, if not the absolute best I’ve ever had.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

The chocolate chips in these cookies add the perfect little extra something. When you bite into a delicious little morsel, well, who doesn’t love chocolate. And guess what, I even melted some chocolate and dipped half of some of the cookies in chocolate, because you can always have even more chocolate. (What I won’t tell you is that my chocolate never completely hardened outside of the fridge. My house was too hot yesterday – it was like 85 outside and so the coconut oil I used in my chocolate wouldn’t allow the chocolate to get hard. Supposedly it is liquid at 77 and solid at 76, so apparently my house or at least my kitchen was 77 degrees yesterday. Hot! And thus I had a semi chocolately mess on my hands. But I didn’t tell you that.)

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
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  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  1. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla until mixed together.
  2. Add flour, salt and baking powder and mix in.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Roll out dough to be about ¼ inch thick.
  7. Cut out cookies in whatever shapes you like.
  8. Place cookies on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown.


Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies



  1. Sofia Robison · · Reply

    how many does it serve?

  2. I made these today with my son – delicious!

    1. Thanks! So glad you liked them!

  3. Thanks for this recipe! I tried them out for my husband and he loved them! I put it on my blog for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

  4. Marci Cottrill · · Reply

    I just made your shortbread chocolate chip cookies, and the dough is very dry and crumbly. It was impossible to roll them out.I just put a pile of “crumbs” on them counter too, and warmed them enough to be able to form a cookie. They fell apart on the cookie sheet, and looked awful after they were baked. They do taste wonderful, but I an wondering if you left out an ingredient? Thanks, Marci

    1. Sorry that the cookies didn’t turn out for you Marci. I double checked my recipe and can’t find any problems with it, but I do remember it being a little crumbly (its not soft like chocolate chip cookie dough) but it rolled together just fine. Sorry that it didn’t turn out for you. Did you make sure to do 2 full sticks of butter? Sorry I don’t have any other recommendations :/

    2. My dough seemed really crumbly at first, but if I kept mixing all of the sudden it came together into a creamy dough. I don’t know if that helps.

  5. I do like a good shortbread cookie and if it has chocolate chips in it then I’m making it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. My grandsons will be thrilled, they love cookies.

    I’ve pinned this and sharing it on G+.

    1. My thoughts exactly, chocolate chips just take it to the next level! Let me know what your grandsons thing :)

  6. yum! These look yummy, i love shortbread!! Tiffany

  7. I’m with you, I’d usually rather have a gooey chocolate chip cookie. But your shortbread cookies look AMAZING! They may make me a shortbread covert :)

  8. Chocolate chip shortbread? LOVE!

  9. shorbread with chocolate chips – i love it! So good.

  10. Perfection. I love shortbread, and I love chocolate chip cookies. So putting them together? Brilliant!

    1. Thank you! Let me know if you try them :)

  11. These look so good! I love shortbread – so if you love these and aren’t even a shortbread fan, I can only imagine how much I am going to like them!

    1. Thanks Catey! I hope they live up to your expectations! :)

  12. You are coming to my house right? I want some! :)

    1. Thanks Isabelle! I wish I could ship some to you :)

  13. It must be fabulous recipe day for Utah bloggers today because everyone’s posting the most AMAZING recipes! I’m so excited to try these!

    1. Thanks Alli! Let me know what you think when you try them out!

  14. Shortbread cookies need something like chocolate for me to want to eat them. Smart doing chocolate chips!

    1. Amber I agree completely. The chocolate chips give these cookies just the perfect little something extra!

  15. YUMM!! This looks soo good! you cant ever go wrong with chocolate chips! yumm!

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