brown sugar chocolate shortbread cookies

Brown Sugar Chocolate Shortbread Cookies!

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: about 20 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These melt in your mouth brown sugar chocolate shortbread cookies take just four ingredients! Perfect as a delicious holiday gift.


  • 1/2 pound butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer until fluffy.
  2. Mix in flour, then chocolate. Dough might be a little crumbly – don’t worry!
  3. Form the dough into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick – I like to do this on a silicone mat so it doesn’t stick.
  5. Preheat oven to 350.
  6. Using a biscuit cutter or a jar lid, press dough into round shapes and place on cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks.