Crispy & Crunchy Chocolate Shortbread

Crispy & Crunchy Chocolate Shortbread

I sprinkled granulated sugar on chocolate shortbread dough to create a crunchy texture. The crispy and crunchy texture is so fun.

Ingredients: 1 baking sheet worth of cookies

Unsalted butter
Powdered sugar
a pinch
Cake flour
Cocoa powder
Granulated sugar (for finishing)
as needed


1. Combine cocoa powder and cake flour, and sift.
2. Put the ingredients from Step 1, powdered sugar, and salt in a bowl. Stir with a whisk. Cut the butter into 1 cm cubes and add to the bowl. Use your fingers to rub in and crumble the butter.
3. When there are no more lumps of butter, use your hands to rub and mix the dry ingredients into the butter. (The dough will gradually become moist)
4. Bring the dough together and roll into a 20 cm cylinder. Wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
5. Lightly brush a little water onto the dough from Step 4 and roll the dough in the granulated sugar sprinkled on a baking mat.
6. Slice the dough into 1.5cm wide pieces. Bake for 25 minutes in an oven preheated to 320°F/160°C. Leave them to cool on the baking sheet.

Story Behind this Recipe

I added granulated sugar to chocolate shortbread to make the texture more fun.