Shortbread Wheels


Very pretty chocolate and plain shortbread cookies.

14 cookies


  • 1 ⅛ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup super fine sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

  • 1 tablespoon sweet chocolate, grated


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.