Chocolate Chip Shortbread Brownies: Double the Dessert!

Roxana Yawgel | Roxana's Home Baking

This recipe combines two favorite sweet treats: buttery shortbread packed with chocolate chips and chocolate cake-like brownie. You’ll find heavenly deliciousness in these irresistible squares.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Brownies Photo

I'm always looking for new chocolate recipes, new ideas to bring to life. New takes on old recipes are one of my favorite ways to do this - I'm always trying to make a great recipe even better, to make it unforgettable.

Bringing together two of my favorite treats, buttery shortbread and fudgy brownies, is definitely an unforgettable combination. If by themselves they are addictive, think how heavenly they taste in one bite!

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Brownies Picture

I have seen around Pinterest recipes for cookie dough brownies, and although lots of recipes have been bookmarked, none of them came to life. But when the slight idea of spreading some brownie batter on top of a buttery shortbread came to mind it was only a matter of time until I took it out of the oven.

These chocolate chip shortbread brownies are so easy to make and I'm pretty sure you have all ingredients on hand! You need flour, butter, sugar and chocolate chips for the shortbread, and flour, cocoa, sugar, butter and eggs for the brownies. See? I knew you had everything on hand!

And you know what? You can have these brownies done in just one hour! Check them out below and then consider this Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies Recipe.

    16 Servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold, diced
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8”x8” baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor add the flour, sugar, butter and pulse until mixtures resembles coarse breadcrumbs, about 2 minutes. Take the shortbread dough out and knead in the chocolate chips. With your fingers, spread the dough evenly on the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes – this only partially bakes the shortbread.
  4. While the shortbread is in the oven, make the brownie batter.
  5. In the same food processor place the flour, cocoa, baking powder and sugar. Pulse 2-3 times to combine. Add the eggs and melted butter and pulse again until a smooth batter is formed. If needed, clean the sides of the food processor bowl with a spatula.
  6. Pour the brownie batter over the shortbread crust and bake for further 35-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool before removing from the pan and slice into squares.


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About Roxana

Roxana has a full on chocolate addiction, something she admits to both here and on Roxana's Home Baking. We support her addiction whole-heartedly since she creates fantastically fun chocolate recipes for all our Fanatics to enjoy.

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    These are AWESOME!!
    I love the idea and I'm definitely making it

    Just a question - do you cool the crust before pouring the brownie batter (and continue baking) ??

    @ Winnie

    Hi Winnie,
    You don't need to cool the crust before pouring the brownie batter over it.


    Woah! These look incredible!


    What a great idea, Roxana! I love shortbread, I LOVE brownies (obviously), so why not combine them?! You could even add a strawberry marshmallow layer to make them Neapolitan..


    These look delicious, always in the mood for some chocolate chip brownies..

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