Rating: 3.88 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread chocolate cookies!!!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
9 mins
additional:
41 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Mix in the flour and chopped pecans. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place them 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press a thumb or finger deeply into the center of each cookie.

  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are lightly browned. Allow cookies to cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Fill each depression in the cookies with a dab of chocolate frosting. Let the icing set, preferably overnight.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 22.2g; fat 10.6g; sodium 100.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2008
This is a really good shortbread cookie recipe. The only change to the recipe that I made was to add a teaspoon of vanilla. For the topping I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and spooned it in the middle of each cookie. I also sifted the cookies with powdered sugar after done. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2009
not the shortbread taste I was hoping for... more like biscuit dough than cookie dough. Would probably be better with real butter vanilla more sugar and less flour. Read More
(4)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2008
This is a really good shortbread cookie recipe. The only change to the recipe that I made was to add a teaspoon of vanilla. For the topping I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and spooned it in the middle of each cookie. I also sifted the cookies with powdered sugar after done. Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2004
Great recipe!!!!!!!!!!!! I added a little more sugar eliminated the pecans and substituted the chocolate for grape jam. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
My family absolutely loved them and my kids enjoyed putting on the thumbprints. My husband suggested I could also use the large side chocolate chips instead of the frosting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2007
Delicious! I was looking for an eggless recipe as my fridge was running low on groceries and this recipe fit the bill. Cured my sweet-tooth in a bad way!! I also used Splenda instead of sugar and it still turned out great! Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2009
not the shortbread taste I was hoping for... more like biscuit dough than cookie dough. Would probably be better with real butter vanilla more sugar and less flour. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
03/21/2006
These tasted like flour. I frosted them and they still tasted like four. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2012
I found these cookies to have an excellent flavor but they were hard to shape. I added a little bit of water and that seemed to help. Next time I make them I will probably add even a little more water. These are very versatile. Instead of filling them with chocolate frosting I filled them with peanut butter and then dunked them in chocolate. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2009
I made this one late night when I couldn't sleep and was board on the internet... Its a pretty easy recipe to follow and would be fun to do with little kids because of it ease of making (I don't have a mixer so I have to mix by hand) and not needing too many things to make it... I can understand how people can find it tastes like flour and so solve this problem I added a little vanilla and about an extra 1/2 cup of sugar ( just free poured and tasted till it was a little sweet) I didn't add pecans because I don't usually have any on hand so instead I put a small teaspoon of Raspberry Jam before baking them in the oven... I put them in a preheated over at 300 degrees for 10mins then took them out and let them cook on the stove off the heat of the pan. I finished them off with a light sprinkling of icing sugar. Not sure how they will turn out and if they will be a hit with the roommates as other recipes have been off this site so far but we'll see. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
Yum. I have made them several time. Easy and quick. turn out great. Read More
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