These shortbread chocolate chip cookies come in at under £1 a head
Do you want to make amazing shortbread cookies from scratch? It’s really easy to do and they are cheap to make.
This four-ingredient chocolate chip shortbread recipe is a family favourite and a great treat for the whole family. It comes in at under £1 a head for four people and is a great way to get the whole family baking.
They are soft on the inside and ooze out chocolate when you bite into them! They are a great picnic item too. They are buttery and can be made with whatever chocolate you have from chocolate chips to smarties to big chunks of dark chocolate.
These chocolate chip shortbreads are great to dunk in your afternoon tea and can be made into any shape including fingers, wedges or heart shapes.
They made a great edible gift for friends on special occasions too.
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Chocolate chip shortbread cookies
This is a really easy shortbread recipe that is great to make with kids to put in their lunch boxes or as a weekend treat.
100g caster sugar 45P
200g soft butter 40p
350g plain flour 10p
50g mini chocolate chips 40p
Total: £1.35 that’s 33p for four people.
Start by measuring out all the ingredients.
Mix the butter and sugar together until the mixture is smooth. You can use a mixture or a big metal spoon. Whatever you prefer.
Add in the plain flour and the chocolate chips. If you are using a mixture then you may have to up the speed as the mixture goes turn into a dough.
Roll out the dough until it’s about 5cm in height. Use a cookie cutter to cut your cookies or cut them into chunks.
Sprinkle a little granulated sugar on top then lay them on a baking tray with a baking sheet. Add to the fridge for 30 minutes. If you prefer, you could roll your dough like a sausage, wrap it in cling film and then fridge for 24 hours. You can then cut them in a cookie shape.
Pre-heat your oven at 180-degree fan.
Add the shortbread to the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the shortbread is going brown underneath.
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Once baked, take them out and put them on a wire rack for a few minutes so they harden and cool completely at room temperature.
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- 100g caster sugar
- 200g soft butter
- 350g plain flour
- 50g mini chocolate chips
- Start by measuring out all the ingredients.
- Mix the butter and sugar together until the mixture is smooth. You can use a mixture or a big metal spoon. Whatever you prefer.
- Add in the plain flour and the chocolate chips. If you are using a mixture then you may have to up the speed as the mixture goes turn into a dough.
- Roll out the dough until it's about 5cm in height. Use a cookie cutter to cut your cookies or cut them into chunks.
- Sprinkle a little granulated sugar on top then lay them on a baking tray with a baking sheet. Add to the fridge for 30 minutes. If you prefer, you could roll your dough like a sausage, wrap it in cling film and then fridge for 24 hours. You can then cut them in a cookie shape.
- Pre-heat your oven at 180-degree fan.
- Add the shortbread to the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the shortbread is going brown underneath.
- Once baked, take them out and put them on a wire rack for a few minutes so they harden and cool completely at room temperature.
Amount Per Serving Calories 834Total Fat 45gSaturated Fat 28gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 108mgSodium 325mgCarbohydrates 100gFiber 3gSugar 32gProtein 10g
Please check that this information is correct before you consume.