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Chocolate Walnut Shortbread Cookies ~ if a cookie and a brownie had a baby they might come up with a delicious buttery cookie like this!


makes about 14 small cookies, double the recipe if you like

Total time

0 minutes




  • 0.25 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 0.75 cup all-purpose flour
  • 0.25 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 stick, (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • heaping 1/2 cup walnuts


  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients. You can use a wooden spoon or a stand mixer. I use my mixer. Add in the butter and the vanilla, and stir until completely mixed and a soft dough forms.
  2. Fold in the walnuts and turn the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Form the soft dough into a rough log, about 7-8 inches long.
  3. Roll up in the paper, smoothing the log and twisting the ends firmly to form a secure package.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or freeze for 1 hour if you're in a hurry, then unwrap and slice into thin slices, about 1/4-1/3 inch.
  5. Preheat oven to 325F
  6. Place on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Just until set.
  7. Cool for a minute on the tray, then transfer to a cooling rack.