Chocolate Chip Shortbread Brownie Recipe

Roxana Yawgel | Roxana's Home Baking

This chocolate chip brownie recipe uses shortbread and combines the best of two sweet worlds. Bake it up today!

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! If that doesn't help make any recipe better, I don't know what else to say to convince you that you need to get these treats on your must-make list.

These use milk chocolate chips, but you could also use semisweet or dark chocolate chips. You could even try it with peanut butter chips or cinnamon chips. Yum! 

These brownies are great for sharing. You only need a small square to be satisfied, so cut these into 16 even if you're tempted to only cut into 9 pieces! It will be hard to share, but the bragging rights are worth it.

Check them out below and then consider this Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies Recipe.

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Brownie 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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Author: Roxana Yawgel
Recipe Yields: 16 brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 brownie
Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 100
Calories 244

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 16mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 18g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Roxana Yawgel

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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