Easy Peasy Chocolate Shortbread Treats - (Perfect for Mummies, Kids and Students!)

July 19, 2015

I'm not Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood (although I could perhaps do a good impression, well an impression perhaps not a good one), but I do know a little about baking. I've done my fair share in my lifetime, usually the recipes are really simple and so when I decided to bake the other day I had the idea of sharing it with all of you beauties and bakers out there who love a quick, easy recipe.

This recipe is perfect for doing with kids because it uses hardly any ingredients and takes under half an hour. Not only this but children will love these yummy treats. And of course, they're perfect for us adults too!

So without further ado:

100g Butter or Margarine
150g Plain Flour
50g Caster Sugar
2tbsp of Cocoa powder


There are several ways of doing this, however I have found that you can just put all the ingredients together and mix into a dough and get pretty similar results. However to do it properly, follow these instructions...

1.) Set oven to 170 degrees.
Measure out the flour and cocoa powder and sieve into a bowl.

2.) Measure out the butter and sugar and stir them in a different bowl until they are completely blended or mixed.

3.) Pour the flour and cocoa powder into the butter and sugar mixture.
4.) Using clean hands- preferably with no nail vanish just in case this comes off- rub the ingredients together until it resembles bread crumbs.

5.) You may then need to slowly add tiny amounts of water, just to get the mixture to become more of a dough.

6.) Knead into a ball.

7.) Now this bit is up to you, you may wish to roll it out and create shapes. I rolled it out straight into a baking tray to create a messy/rocky tray bake kind of shortbread.

8.) Put in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until cooked. It should feel solid on the top. It may feel soft in the middle when hot, but once cooled should harden.

9.) Lightly sprinkle icing sugar over the tops once cooled for a cool snowy effect.

And there you have it, how easy was that? They taste super yummy and only take a small amount of time out of your day to make. So why not try these out?

Comment below if you try them and let me know how they turn out!

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  1. These look yummy! Definitely want to try them :)




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