5 Ingredient Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

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Shortbread Cookie with Chocolate Recipe – 5 ingredient shortbread recipe – easiest sweet treat to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand!! Dip these in coffee or tea and they are delicious!!


  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup room temperature salted butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups dark melting chocolate (I got in the bulk section of my grocery store)
  • candy sprinkles for decoration


  1. Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter until it begins to turn lighter yellow. Add sugar, and cream together until well combined.
  3. Half a cup at a time, add the sifted flour to the creamed butter and sugar.
  4. After all of the flour is mixed in, the dough will be crumbly.
  5. Put the mixture in an un-greased 8×8 glass baking dish.
  6. Press the mixture down into the pan. I mostly used my fingers to even it out, but you can also use a metal spatula to help you make it even.
  7. Using a skewer, score the top of the pressed dough to make 16 servings, then poke one row of holes down each scored bar. Make sure you poke straight through the dough and hit the bottom of the pan for each hole. (This is where I let my 6 year old daughter help out – she loved making the holes!!)
  8. Bake the cookies for 30 minutes at 325º or until slightly golden brown.
  9. After the cookies are done baking and cooling, melt your chocolate in a glass bowl in 30 second increments in the microwave – stirring between each interval.
  10. When the chocolate is melted, and the cookies have cooled a bit, dip half of the cookie in the chocolate until well covered, and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet. Sprinkle with decorations and let harden.
  11. These go great with a cup of coffee or tea!



If you want a firmer cookie, then use half a cup of butter and half a cup of vegetable shortening.

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