Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently 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 half way 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 one of my favorite cookies.  They are buttery bites of chocolate goodness and so easy to make.  You’ve got to try them.

Let’s Make  Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies


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


  1. Preheat oven to 300 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually stir in the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop tablespoon fulls onto parchment lined baking sheets and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  8. Cool in pan on baking rack for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack and cool completely.
  9. Makes 2 dozen.
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Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

The box of cookies are 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.

Have you participated in a holiday cookie exchange this season?

Chocolate Chip Shortbread



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  1. You did all that for a cookie exchange??? Lol If there was a prize, I know you would’ve won. :)I want that box and cookie cutter too.

    • Don’t you just love that box? I saw it in an email I received from World Market and I knew it would be perfect for my cookie exchange. You know I always believe in going the extra mile no matter what I’m doing. 🙂

  2. Chocolate AND shortbread…you did it again Alli! Now I have to account for these Weight Watchers that I’m going to sacrifice when I make these cookies! 😉

  3. Oh I love everything about this recipe. The box and the cookies look so yummy. Tweeted
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  4. I love the box that you used to package your cookies. Wish there were a World Market in my town! Your cookie recipe sounds wonderful. I love a recipe that taste great and doesn’t have a lot of ingredients.
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  5. Oh dang…pinning!

  6. I’ve never done a cookie exchange before, I would love to do this some day. Pinning for sure!
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  7. World Market always has the GREATEST things. I might swing by and see if I can find some cute cookie boxes like yours – such a great idea for an add-on holiday gift. I know I personally love getting baked goods as presents!
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  8. OK, seriously I want one of these cookies right now! I can never resist one of your delicious recipes and can’t wait to try this one!

  9. Oh, wow, these look wonderful! Why have I never thought to combine the two–shortbread AND chocolate?! Yum! 🙂
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  10. Making these babies tomorrow!!! Finished all my quilts and other homemade gifts, making crock pot crack today…shortbread chocolate chip tomorrow!!! Thank you 🙂
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  11. This is gorgeous from start to finish! I love the box and the moose, but those cookies look amazing. PINNED!!! 🙂

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  12. I love that box such a nice keepsake. I have only made one chocolate chip cookie that came out decent I am so not good with baking but I want to get better.

  13. I’d love to eat these cookies anytime!
    I can never say no to wonderful cookies, especially chocolate-chip cookies 🙂

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