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
  • Β½ tsp. baking powder
  • ΒΌ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Β½ cup granulated sugar
  • ΒΎ 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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Rebekah December 18, 2014 - 8:45 am

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.

Alli December 18, 2014 - 9:02 am

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. πŸ™‚

Dionne Dean December 18, 2014 - 9:24 am

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! πŸ˜‰

Alli December 18, 2014 - 10:16 am

My excuse is that it’s Christmas. I may regret it come January 1st and those new year’s resolutions, but for now, dang, they’re good. πŸ™‚

Tammy December 18, 2014 - 9:37 am

Oh I love everything about this recipe. The box and the cookies look so yummy. Tweeted

Alli December 18, 2014 - 10:17 am

Thanks for the tweet, Tammy and that awesome, FREE blog planner. You’re so sweet.

Paula@Sweetpea December 18, 2014 - 9:47 am

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.

Alli December 18, 2014 - 10:19 am

I have to drive an hour to World Market, but then I have to drive an hour to do any major shopping. πŸ™ I’m used to be by now. Seems I’m an hour’s drive from everywhere – Charlotte, Columbia, Sumter, Florence . . .

Neely December 18, 2014 - 10:01 am

Oh dang…pinning!

Louida December 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

I’ve never done a cookie exchange before, I would love to do this some day. Pinning for sure!

Susan Mahlburg December 18, 2014 - 10:53 am

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!

Sarah Sofia Knepp December 18, 2014 - 11:39 am

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!

Jennie December 18, 2014 - 7:39 pm

Oh, wow, these look wonderful! Why have I never thought to combine the two–shortbread AND chocolate?! Yum! πŸ™‚

Susan the farm quilter December 18, 2014 - 8:05 pm

Making these babies tomorrow!!! Finished all my quilts and other homemade gifts, making crock pot crack today…shortbread chocolate chip tomorrow!!! Thank you πŸ™‚

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai December 18, 2014 - 8:21 pm

This is gorgeous from start to finish! I love the box and the moose, but those cookies look amazing. PINNED!!! πŸ™‚

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Kita December 18, 2014 - 9:54 pm

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.

Winnie December 20, 2014 - 4:55 pm

I’d love to eat these cookies anytime!
I can never say no to wonderful cookies, especially chocolate-chip cookies πŸ™‚

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