4.16.2012

Chocolate Chunk Shortbread


Marks and Spencer is a fantastic grocery and department store in the UK.  When I first went to London, I discovered this great shop and their bakery.  I ate way too many of their choc chunk shortbread cookies.   I made sure to hunt out a M & S as soon as we arrived in Dublin, Ireland.  The shortbread was still amazing.  So this time when I came home, I knew I needed to come up with a recipe for these buttery biscuits.



M & S Chocolate Chunk Shortbread
1 cup butter (room temp)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 egg yolks
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk choc chunks (I used an Easter Bunny)


Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer.  Add the salt, vanilla and egg yolks and beat until smooth.  Add the flour and mix till dough comes together.  Add the choc chunks.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4" thick.  Using a ruler, cut the dough into 3x3" squares.  Bake at 325 F for about 12-15 mins or just until the edges of the cookie start to turn golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack.

I think these are a pretty good replica of M & S's.


We had a little fun "killing" the Chocolate Easter Bunny.  He was really yummy Irish chocolate from Butlers Chocolates.  His sacrifice made great cookies.  My 8 year old son, Dylan, got a kick out of this.



Plus I'm practicing my photoshop skills by putting this collage together.  I have been reading lots and watching tutorials online to try to learn how to use this program.  I'm definitely not there yet.  But, it's a start. I'll share with you some of the resources that were helpful to me very soon.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! I love cookies, of any kind! That and ice cream are my favorite sweets! I will be trying this recipe. Thanks! Donita

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  2. Yumm, I remember those in London but I'm quite sure yours will be better! Linda M

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  3. Ooh I want to run off and make these right now. I love M&S and shop there as much as I can :) And yay for learning new photoshop skills!

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  4. I love me some shortbread - I'm definitely going to make these. Thanks for sharing Jeran. Your trip to Ireland looked amazing.

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  5. Emma :) Oops always forget to add my name.

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  6. I love cookies, of any kind! That and butlers chocolates are my favorite sweets! I’ll be trying this recipe.

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