These chocolate shortbread cookies melt in your mouth. The rich cocoa flavor comes out brilliantly in these classic cookies.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon course sea salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla Extract
  1. Mix together the flour and cocoa powder in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In another bowl or electric mixer, cream/beat the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Slowly add half of the flour-cocoa mixture and mix on low speed, slowly add the remaining flour-cocoa mixture until well incorporated.
  4. Stir in the salt. The batter should be thick and doughy.
  5. Remove the dough from mixer and form a ball with your hands.
  6. Roll out dough to form a log of desired size, keep in mind that you will be slicing the log to about 1/4 inch thick slices.
  7. Wrap log in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake - at least an hour can keep up to a week.
  8. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325-350 degrees Fahrenheit depending on your oven, and butter or spray a nonstick cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper.
  9. Slice the log into 1/4 inch slices and bake for 12-15 minutes.