Christmas Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

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Makes 36 biscuits.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes and add the egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients in three stages and mix.
  5. Form a ball with the mixture, wrap it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Take the dough out 5 minutes before you’re ready to use it.
  7. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll it out until it’s about 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Use your cookie cutter of choice to shape your cookies. Roll out any leftover scraps of dough as well.
  9. Place the cookies on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Let cool.
  12. Top with both kinds of melted chocolate and the Nutbrown granola. Let cool until chocolate has set.
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