3-ingredient chocolate shortbread


  • Prep Time8 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes15
3-ingredient chocolate shortbread

Photo: Erik Putz

With only three ingredients, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies will be your go-to last-minute quick and easy holiday bake sale fix.


  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup salted butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • decorating sprinkles

  • icing sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 325F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

  • Combine chocolate chips and butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium, stirring halfway through, until melted, about 1 min.

  • Stir flour into chocolate mixture. Roll dough into 1-in. balls and arrange on baking sheet 2 in. apart. Press down to flatten slightly. Sprinkle coloured sprinkles on cookies, if desired. Press down gently so they stick.

  • Bake in centre of oven until cookies are puffed, 18 to 20 min. Sift icing sugar overtop, if desired. Serve warm, or transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Nutrition (per cookie)

Calories 130, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 11g, Fat 9g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 50mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

This article was originally published on Nov 05, 2018

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