3-ingredient chocolate shortbread



8 min


25 min



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
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g,
  • Fat
  • 9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg.

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