An all time niece and nephew favorite in our family. These chocolate shortbread cookies are delicate, super chocolatey and so freaking delicious. Can’t make enough of these!
1c butter, room temp
1 1/2c flour
1/2c cocoa powder, plus more for rolling
1c powdered sugar
Sprinkles – optional
Preheat oven to 300°F. Place the butter in the bottom of a large bowl or stand mixer. Sift flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and salt over the butter, pour in the vanilla then mix together until smooth. A stand mixer or hand mixer makes this a lot easier but you can do it with just a wooden spoon and elbow grease.
Sprinkle some cocoa powder on the counter then mush the dough into a disk. Roll it out (using more cocoa) to about 1/4″ and cut into desired shapes. Transfer each cookie to a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2″ apart, add some sprinkles if you’d like then bake for about 8 minutes. Repeat until all the dough is used up. Allow to cool a bit before taking them off the baking sheet and cool to room temp before serving.