Christmas chocolate shortbread

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Christmas chocolate shortbread
Delicious chocolate shortbread which is a perfect Christmas gift.


250g butter

150g caster sugar

40g cocoa powder

300g plain flour

½ tsp bicarbonate soda

1 tsp baking powder


2 tbsp cocoa powder

175g icing sugar

60ml hot water

1 tsp vanilla extract

Christmas sprinkles

Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3.

Line a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper.

Cream together butter and sugar.

Add the cocoa powder, plain flour, bicarbonate soda and baking powder and mix well.

Roll into balls, lay on to the lined tray and slightly flatten.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Allow to cool on a wire rack.

To make the topping, put the cocoa powder, icing sugar, boiling water and vanilla extract into a small saucepan and whisk over a low heat until everything is combined.

Remove from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.

Once the biscuits have cooled, spoon a little of the chocolate glaze on top and glue the Christmas sprinkles to this.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Chocolate, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cake Stall, Cookies & Biscuits, Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty

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