Very pretty chocolate and plain shortbread cookies.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
14 cookies
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 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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  • Sift all but 2 tablespoons of flour into a bowl, then add the sugar. Rub, or cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly. Divide in half. Work in the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour to one half, then the cocoa and ground chocolate to the other half. Knead each portion well with your fingers to form a smooth dough.

  • Turn onto a lightly dusted with cornstarch surface, and roll out each portion to 1/4 inch thick circles. Using a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, cut out 7 circles from each piece of rolled out dough. Out of these circles, cut two more circles, one 1 1/4 inch, and one 3/4 inch. Now you should have fourteen 2 1/2 inch rings, fourteen 1 1/2 inch rings and fourteen 3/4 inch circles.

  • Construct wheels on greased baking sheets by starting with the largest rings, then alternating the colors to fill in. You should end up with 7 cookies that have a chocolate ring on the outside, a plain ring in the middle and a chocolate circle in the center; and 7 cookies that have a plain ring on the outside, a chocolate ring in the middle and a plain circle in the center.

  • Bake for 12 minutes. Leave on sheets for 2 minutes, then remove with a flat knife. Cool completely on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 12g 4% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 17.4mg 6% DV; sodium 47.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2014
These turned out pretty well for me. The dough was crumbly at first but if you work it a bit it gets easy to roll out. The chocolate dough was much stickier than the plain dough though - I think I would use a little less shaved chocolate and possibly more cocoa. All in all they turned out pretty well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/17/2004
I have made shortbread time and time and time again. With this recipie I have never had so much trouble. It would not roll out at all - I tried it crumbled. Picked it back up and it crumbled yet again. I even had someone else give this recipie a try and they had the same trouble. I will not make this again. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 1 stars
10/17/2004
I have made shortbread time and time and time again. With this recipie I have never had so much trouble. It would not roll out at all - I tried it crumbled. Picked it back up and it crumbled yet again. I even had someone else give this recipie a try and they had the same trouble. I will not make this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2004
I wish I had read the reviews first! I had the "crumbling" problem as well. It would not roll out. I ended up just rolling small balls by hand flattened them slightly and baked them that way. They are ok. Not the yummy shortbread I was hoping for! Oh well. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/16/2007
This recipe was not the best recipe ever. The taste was okay I guess. But the dough continued to crumble. I didn't care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/03/2004
this recipe is not well written. i would not recommand this recipe to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2014
These turned out pretty well for me. The dough was crumbly at first but if you work it a bit it gets easy to roll out. The chocolate dough was much stickier than the plain dough though - I think I would use a little less shaved chocolate and possibly more cocoa. All in all they turned out pretty well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2012
Mine did have the crumbling affect but all I did was smash it together and it worked fine Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2018
Is lot of comments said that the dough crumbles a lot and I had the same problem at first but you can use the heat from your hands to melt the butter and it becomes more like a dough. It rolled out quite nicely after I played with the dough for a while. My only complaint is that it tasted a little too much like flour for my liking but that can easily be fixed.:) Read More