Best Chocolate Shortbread Dough

Let me tell you about the absolute heaven that is the Best Chocolate Shortbread Dough!

The rich, velvety texture of the dough is perfectly balanced with just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of cocoa.

This tasty dough boasts a subtle chocolate aroma and a crumbly texture that is simply irresistible.

But wait, there’s more!

Prepare to take your baked goods to a whole new level by trying out this chocolate dough for a tasty sweet pie.

Trust me, this shortbread dough will elevate the taste and aroma of your sweet pastries to a whole new level of deliciousness.

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Now, let’s dive into the secrets of making your cookies and sweet pies and tarts even more extraordinary.

The answer lies in my step-by-step recipe, complete with handy tips and tricks.

Brace yourself, because making chocolate shortbread dough is a breeze!

All you need to do is add cocoa powder to a basic shortbread dough recipe, and voila!

You’ll have a heavenly creation in your hands.

Whether you choose to shape it into traditional shortbread cookies or use it as a crust for pie or tart bases, this chocolate dough never disappoints.

Best Chocolate Shortbread Dough - VIDEO RECIPE

But what can you create with Best Chocolate Shortbread Dough?

The possibilities are endless!

Sweet pies, tantalizing tarts, and mouthwatering cookies and tartlets with tasty fillings await you.

Whether it’s juicy berries, succulent fruits, luscious creams, or heavenly chocolate and caramel, your taste buds will be dancing with joy.

And let’s not forget about the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate shortbread cookies that will leave you craving for more.

Best Chocolate Shortbread Dough - VIDEO RECIPE

Here’s a little secret for you – did you know that you can prepare shortbread dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator?

Yes, it’s true!

You can even freeze it, allowing you to make a batch of chocolate cookies or a delightful pie in no time at all.

Imagine the joy of surprising your loved ones and friends with freshly baked treats straight from the oven.

It’s a guaranteed way to bring smiles to their faces and warmth to their hearts.

So, what are you waiting for?

Grab your apron, gather your ingredients and let’s make this awesome dough!

how to cook Best Chocolate Shortbread Dough?


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To make the chocolate shortbread dough, start by pouring flour into a medium bowl. Sift in cocoa powder using a fine sieve and whisk them together to combine.

TIPS: When using cocoa powder, it’s always a good idea to sift it through a sieve. This helps remove any pesky lumps, ensuring a smooth and velvety texture in your recipes. No one wants a clumpy cocoa surprise in their treats!

TIPS: Keep in mind that the color of your dough will vary depending on the quality of the cocoa powder you use. If you want a lighter shade, go for more light cocoa powder, and if you prefer a darker hue, opt for the darker ones.


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Next, grate the chilled butter into the flour mixture using a coarse grater. Stir it well until each piece of butter is evenly coated with flour and cocoa.

TIPS: Instead of using butter, you can opt for good quality margarine. It works just as well!

TIPS:  When it comes to butter, it’s important to keep it chilled and not softened. Using softened butter will cause it to mix too well with the other ingredients, resulting in a dough that lacks elasticity. This can lead to greasy and tough baked goods, which we definitely want to avoid.

TIPS: While this recipe suggests using a coarse grater to cut butter, there are other techniques you can explore. Check out my article “How to Grind Butter with Flour: 5 Great Ways” for more tips and tricks.


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In a separate bowl, crack an egg and add sugar to it. Mix them together using a whisk.

TIPS: If you’re looking for a sweet alternative, you can use powdered sugar instead of regular sugar. This way, you won’t need to mix the egg with sugar separately. Just add the powdered sugar to the flour mixture and you’re good to go.


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Now, add the egg mixture to the butter-flour mixture and mix it quickly.


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Pour some ice water into the dough and stir it quickly using a cold fork until the dough comes together.

TIPS: If you want to cool your fork before using it, just pop it in the fridge beforehand. It’s also a good idea to pre-cool all your utensils and kitchen tools for the best results.

TIPS: Sometimes, if your dough is a bit dry, you can add some ice water to moisten it up. This will help make your dough turn out perfectly.


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Take the resulting dough out of the bowl and shape it into a ball. Wrap it in cling film, flatten it slightly, and let it rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

TIPS:  Don’t forget to let your shortbread dough rest in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes. This resting time allows the dough to develop good elasticity and makes it easier to roll out. Plus, it ensures that your baked treats won’t shrink during baking.

TIPS: Now, here’s a little trick for you. If the room temperature is too high, the butter in your shortbread dough might start to melt a bit. But don’t worry! Just pop the dough in the fridge and the problem will disappear.


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Once the dough is chilled and ready, you can use it to make all sorts of delicious treats like pies and hand pies with sweet filling, shortbread cookies, tartlets, tarts, and more.

So, there you have it! With the Best Chocolate Shortbread Dough, you can whip up a variety of mouthwatering baked goods. Enjoy experimenting with different recipes and indulging in the delightful flavors!

TIPS: When it comes to storing your finished shortbread dough, you can keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for 2 months. This way, you’ll always have some on hand for your baking needs.

Best Chocolate Shortbread Dough


for the shortbread dough (500 g)

  • Flour – 1 1/2 cup (240 g)
  • Sugar – 1/3 cup (65 g)
  • Eggs – 1 pc. (50 g)
  • Ice water – 1 tbsp. (15 g)
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp. (10 g)
  • Chilled butter – 1/2 cup (120 g)

Cooking steps:

  1. Pour flour into a medium bowl, sift in cocoa using a fine sieve, mix with a whisk.
  2. Grate the chilled butter into the flour mixture on a coarse grater and stir.
  3. Place the egg in a separate bowl, add sugar, and mix with a whisk.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the butter-flour mixture and stir.
  5. Pour ice water into the resulting dough and mix quickly using a cold fork.
  6. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in cling film, and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  7. Ready-made chilled chocolate shortbread dough can be used to prepare pies and hand pies with sweet filling, shortbread cookies, tartlets, tarts and other sweet pastries.

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