Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

In case  you haven’t figured it out yet – I love Christmas baking! One my my favourite cookies is shortbread. I also like to mix it up and try new recipes all the time because you never know when you will find a recipe gem. When I saw the recipe for these amazing chocolate chip shortbread cookies I knew I had to try them with my own version. They looked delicious! 

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

You will love these cookies and won’t be able to eat just one. They are buttery and with the perfect amount of chocolate.  Shortbread has so few ingredients and is very easy to make. Just don’t overcook it.

Today I am studying again and then I am off to see an old friend. She lived across the street from me and we used to hang out all the time until I moved away. I am so excited to see her! Her name is Zoya and she founded As We Are which is a style website for people living with health conditions. You should check it out! 

You might also like Spongata, Peppermint Oreo Cookies, Chocolate Roll Cookies or Reasons Why Having Your Birthday on Christmas is Neither Holly nor Jolly.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Bella
When I saw the recipe for these amazing chocolate chip shortbread cookies I knew I had to try them with my own version.
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  • 1 Cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Cream the butter and the sugar together. Beat in the vanilla. Mix until creamy.
  • Add the flour, a little at a time, until the dough comes together. Fold in the chips just before it all turns into one mass.
  • Put the dough on a floured surface and form it into a disk and then roll it out, flouring your rolling pin as necessary, to about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut cookies with a 3″ cookie cutter, pressing down firmly to cut through the chocolate chips. Reform the dough as needed to use it all up.
  • Arrange the cookies on a cookie sheet and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Heat oven to 350 F. Bake the cookies for about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on their size. However, I would start checking them at 10 minutes.
  • Cool for a few minutes on the tray and then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

These are my favourite chocolate chips for baking in this chocolate chip shortbread recipe.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Let me know if you make these chocolate chip shortbread cookies. They just melt in your mouth!

xoxoBella is a popular travel and lifestyle blog featuring travel inspiration, fashion, recipes, dog mom tips and fitness motivation. Bella Bucchiotti lives with and advocates for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease awareness.


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  1. Kristina wrote:

    5 stars
    would appreciate knowing the temperature to heat the oven to… am I missing that somehow? Seems like a rather important part of baking… Thank you!

    Posted 9.22.20 Reply
    • Bella wrote:

      hi! I recently changed recipe formats and that must not have copied over on this one. It is 350 F. I have added it back in. Thanks for letting me know.

      Posted 9.22.20 Reply

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