7 Reviews

These were wonderful--made them for my cookie boxes this year. I decorated them with the white icing in the recipe and some green and red sprinkles and they were so cute! They were rather soft-a nice texture for a cutout cookie--and the cinnamon/cocoa combination was really, really nice. Excellent! I'm sure I'll make them next year, too. thanks!

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spatchcock January 08, 2003

NOT really shortbread, but good! The kids I baked them for said they were "yummy!"

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MissyIffy January 02, 2009

i just made them. The dough turned out perfectly. I added the extra 1/4 cup flour like the one rating suggested. Glad you added this recipe!

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Pieki2cute September 22, 2008

I hate to bring the rating down on these because they really were delicious. However, I had quite a hard time working with the dough even though I kept it refrigerated. No amount of flour could keep it from sticking to either the rolling pin or the working surface. :( Cutting out was a disaster as well so I ended up making little balls and flattening them with a fork. Will definately be trying my hand at these again.

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CoffeeBean August 30, 2007

This is probably one of the best chocolate shortbreads I've come across. I'm pretty picky on the process of putting the dough together because I make a lot of shortbread and know what constistancy the dough should be when I pull it off that mixer. I creamed the butter and then added the suger beating that combination until fluffy.Add vanilla. I mixed the flour, chocolate (I used the Hersheys Special Dark or use European Style Dutched if you are a chocolate junky),cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Slowly add to the butter mixture. You know the dough is the right texture when it pulls away from the sides and clumps together. With this recipe, I had to add an extra 1/4 cup flour to achieve this. Chill dough until it is workable without a sticky mess, cut out and bake. Thank you Ashley for your contribution, your cookie recipe brightened my holiday!

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lilquiz December 20, 2005

These are the cutest cookies, wonderful addition to the cookie trays for xmas. The only thing I did differently was add the vanilla to the butter and powdered sugar instead of to the dry ingriedents. I also was able to get red & green candy melts and used those to drizzle on top. I did chill the dough for about an hour as it is a soft dough and I'm not good at cutout cookies so it was easier for me to work with.

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Pumpkie December 23, 2003

I made these with a teddy bear cookie cutter for my son's kindergarten teddy bear picnic. They were wonderful. I overcooked the icing (my fault) and opted for a basic confectioners sugar glaze instead. Turned out great. The kids ate them up! Will definitely make these again.

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Diana S May 29, 2003
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