Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Always wondered about the name here -- Where's a recipe for longbread, anyway! Wherever the one is found, this particular recipe was located in the Taste of Home's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook, Vol 2, 2003!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, then add vanilla & mix well.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, sugar & cocoa, then add to creamed mixture, beating about 3 minutes or until dough holds together.
  4. Pat the dough into a 9-inch by 4-inch rectangle, then cut into 2-inch by 1 1/2-inch strips.
  5. Place strips 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Prick each strip several times with a fork.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until set.
  8. Set sheets on wire rack(s) to cool for 5 minutes, then remove shortbreat to wire rack(s) to cool completely.
Most Helpful

Delightful! Intense but not overly sweet! I made with the higher amount of cocoa, and I added walnuts. I formed into one block, didn't cut into bars before cooking, and purposely cooked the block longer (22-25 minutes) and at a lower temperature (325 degrees) in hopes of getting more of a dryer biscotti texture. Even then, they were nicely soft, never got too hard.

laurenpie February 29, 2012

These were just okay for me. On their own they are nice but I felt like they needed an accompaniment - like ice cream or some frosting for me to like them more and I was right, I enjoyed it much more with ice cream. Thanks for posting.

Roxanne J.R. June 15, 2010

I was looking for a small batch cookie recipe to prepare for a tiny group of chocolate fanatics. This fit the bill on two counts and the results were just delicious. I also finely chopped dried cherries and added them to half the batch. This made it harder to cut the strips but the taste was delicious. Thanks!

justcallmetoni November 04, 2009