Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Alli

I once participated in a “for real” cookie exchange with some of my blogging buddies. I decided to whip up a batch of my Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies.  

Of course, I couldn’t just stuff some cookies in a tin and call it a day. Since I was mailing them halfway across the country, I wanted to make the cookies a little bit special, so here’s what I did.

I found the cutest little cookie box at World Market.

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Then I saw a Moose cookie cutter and knew I had to grab it, too. I wish I had bought one for myself. It’s just too cute.

Cookie Exchange featuring my Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

The brown and white parchment paper features owls, trees, and nuts. You can see a little bit in the above pictures.  

I not only used the parchment paper to line my baking sheets, but I cut a couple of pieces to fit the inside of the box to nestle the cookies. Speaking of cookies – these are some of my favorite cookies. They are buttery bites of chocolate goodness and so easy to make. You’ve got to try them.

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients At A Glance

(the complete printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post)

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies Boxed And Ready To Ship

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

The box of cookies is ready to be shipped, complete with the recipe, cookie cutter, and a red and white tea towel – all wrapped up in a Christmas bow! I placed the finished product in a sturdy box, surrounded with bubble wrap to ensure the cookies wouldn’t crumble.

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Yield: 2 dozen

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Holiday Cookies including Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft on the inside with slightly crisp edges. It's one of my favorite holiday cookies.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually stir in the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  8. Cool in pan on a baking rack for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 338Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 20mgSodium 37mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 7g

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