Recipe for Chocolate Chip Shortbread
This has been an all around busy week. I am so glad today is my Friday. I am a health educator for the state of Utah which means I work a 4-10 schedule. I know it may sound like a dream schedule, having a long weekend and all, but I personally hate it. The days are too long! The only day I like it is Friday, but those days are usually packed full of errands, cleaning, etc. that I didn't have time for earlier in the week. Ok, enough complaining, I am just glad it is my Friday...on to the recipe:)
I recently made Chocolate Chip Shortbread, I was in the mood to bake, but didn't have a lot of time to fuss in the kitchen. I love this recipe because it is super easy to make and you don't have to scoop out a bizzilion cookies. You just put the dough into two cake pans and you are done!
I am glad I tried a chocolate chip variety, a great buttery shortbread texture, but the classic feel of a traditional chocolate chip cookie. This one has the best of both worlds!
Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Adapted from The King Arthur Flower Cookie Companion
2 stick of unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/3 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease 2 9 inch cake pans.
2. In the bowl of a mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
3. Combine 1 cup flour and chocolate chips in a food processor. Process until the chocolate is chopped. You want the pieces to be small enough to not stick out, but large enough to still be chips.
4. Beat the remaining 1 1/3 cup flour and the flour chocolate mixture with the butter mixture, until well combined.
5. Divide the dough in half and press in prepared cake pans. Make sure each pan is even. Smooth the surface and prick the dough with a fork.
6. Bake for 40 minutes, until golden brown on the edges. Remove and loosen the edges with a knife.
7. Wait five minutes, then carefully place the shortbread out onto a clean work surface, all in one piece.
8. Using a pizza wheel or knife, cut into wedges. Do this while it is still warm so you can cut it. Transfer wedges to a cooling rack.
Mmm, scrumptious shortbread!!
A wonderful, special treat! Shortbread is so good -melt in your mouth! Enjoy your friday ;)
You've always got such GREAT looking recipes!!
This looks fantastic!! This is going on my to make soon list!
yummy shortbread! and 4-10? that must be tough!
Yum! Much better than have to scoop out all the cookies...so easy.
Today is my friday too, I work a 9/80 schedule. The shortbread looks delicious.
ohh! that sounds delicious! i really like shortbread!
That sounds great! Love the picture of them sitting on the cooling rack.
They look simply delicious. I love the little round ones!
What a good idea I can't wait to try. My hubby is a retired state employee he is glad they stated the 4 tens after he retired. You get to sleep in tomorrow.
YUM YUM...love both the circles & the pie slices. WOW!!
I love how easy shortbread is to make. And the add in's are literally endless. You do so much baking!
Wow, this really does look easy! And delicious -- a great way to get that chocolate chip fix! Glad that it is Friday for you! I am sure that those four days are long (I bet that you are great at your job, though!)
I love shortbread and I am sure adding chocolate chips would make me love it even more.
I just couldn't wait to click on your link when I read - Recipe for Chocolate Chip Shortbread. Oh and what joy you bring with your scrumptious shortbread!! Thanks for sharing!
The ones you cut out into circles are super cute :)
Well, that just looks wonderful, I am trying this one also. You pick the BEST stuff, Maria!
This looks terrific. am going to give this one a try!
Another great recipe I'd love to try. Great idea to make it in cake pans!
Now that looks very, very, very good!!!
Thanks everyone. I know I bake a lot, but I can't help myself:) This is an easy one and a VERY good one!
I would love to try the buttery/chocolate combo. That sounds fabulous! I can imagine they are rich.
Wow, this looks so good!! I must try this version of shortbread soon. Thanks for sharing!
Oh the possibilities with this one are endless! Looks delicious!
I have a neighbor that works 4-10's. She leaves at 5:30 in the morning to get back around 5. In the winter, it is dark when she leaves, dark when she gets home. She loves it, but it does sound so hard.
What a scrumptious idea! Looks delish!
This looks wonderful! I love how easy the recipe is! This will be a great go-to dessert.
Joie de vivre-It is hard in the winter, I live in the dark:) I can't wait for more light this spring/summer!
I love shortbread, but have never had it with chocolate chips. I'll have to try this out!
I am a shortbread fanatic.
Oh wow that looks awesome! I'll bet the chocolate chip shortbread is a fabulous combination. I'll have to try that! Looks delicious!
Chocolate shortbread looks great!
Thanks for sharing.
Quick desserts are so dangerous! Oh man, when I'm craving sweets, I look for recipes like this one that come together fast and pack a huge flavor punch. Can't wait to try this! I love that it's baked in a cake pan, just like Walker's! Yummmy!
I really want to try your wholewheat lemon pasta. Sounds yummy. The shortbread looks great too!
I have this book but I don't bake from it often enough...these look wonderful. I love your pretty shapes (both triangles and rounds).
How delicious!! And they look beautiful too!!
I LOVE SHORTBREAD! And I love chocolate chips, so this is the ULTIMATE combination for me!!!
I love shortbread and chocolate chips take it too another level. Sounds delicious!
This shortbread looks wonderful! A great recipe!
What a time saver! This looks like a great treat.
How convenient and yummy. I am having BAD chocolate cravings, and this is certainly not helping!! One of these days you are going to have to tell us how a health educator can bake such amazing treats! :)
Culinarywannabe-I know, I shouldn't be supporting so much butter, chocolate, sugar, etc. but the key is moderation! Don't eat the whole batch, share! And exercise, and eat a well-balanced diet-I get lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc. I promise I don't eat all sweets:) I think it is A-OK to enjoy treats! I don't believe in diets:)
Shortbread is a wonderful cookie isn't it? You're so right about how simple it is to make, but you get a great return on little effort.
I love shortbread all on it's own, the chocolate chips send it over the top! Yum!
wow, they look adorable... gotta give this a try as soon as i get back home after my convention trip... :)
I like how you cute them all up they're so cute!
kind of looks like cookie pizza! yum
I know I'd love these! They look perfect! Enjoy your weekend.
Gotta love shortbread Maria! And you're right: with chocolate chips you do have the best of both worlds!
OMG...you are simply killing me with this one, I love chocolate chips and I love shortbread. The 2 together must be sinful.
I made them today and they are great! I am thinking I might put an orange peel glaze on top.
I love love love shortbread and to add chocolate chips into it. YUM
This looks very good, nice and easy just the way i like recipes on busy days!
Did you see my post today?
We made almost the same thing, and in wedges.
How weird is that????
Great minds think alike!
this does look delicious. I'll have to try this soon, but i'm afraid all the pregnancy ell-bee's would come back with a mad vengeance!
Thanks ps for all your sweet comments on my blog! Sure appreciate it!
My wife loves short bread and chocolate. This is perfect!
I sort of made chocolate chip shortbread too, but mine did not turn out right. It might have to do with forgetting to take it out of the oven though!
I love the little guys at the end! Happy Friday :)
I have never had chocolate chips in shortbread - sounds really tasty!
Mmm...I love shortbread. Add some chocolate and things can only get better. Definitely bookmarking this one.
4-10 AM or PM? I'm a 4-10 PM gal, so I always have to eat dinner at ten at night. Not good.
This shortbread looks delicious and easy. I love a good easy recipe.
These look fabulous. Perfect for Icecream sandwiches or crumbled on top!
that looks really good,
who doesnt love a good shortbread!
This looks so good!
I still dream for these!!
Oh...my...the ultimate shortbread!
Oh...my...the ultimate shortbread!
I <33333 the little round ones! :D
I love shortbread, but have not tried choc chip in it before. The pics look great and I'll bet it is a great recipe being from King Arthur. Thanks!
i think i just drooled a little looking at that picture...
I actually had a schedule kind of like that and it did make the days seem long!
This is a really pretty shortbread dessert, nice use of the chocolate chips :).
YUM! I can smell the butter and chocolate from here. ;o)
Lots of nice crustiness to go around. Liking your description.. shortbread / cookie hybrid makes it sound even better :)
I love the little wedges. I'll take two with my coffee please. :)
i've never been crazy about shortbread for some reason, probably simply because chocolate isn't usually involved. that said, this appeals to me tremendously. :)
Ooh, I like all the little rounds all stacked up. So pretty.
this looks amazing!!!!
Shortbread is a such a HUGE fav of mine- I like the round one's what a lovely way to enjoy after noon tea with biscuits (cookies) yum.
This looks dangerously good! I love shortbread and I love chocolate chip ANYTHING!
I really like the sound of chocolate chip shortbread!
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