About this recipe: Chocolate shortbread cookies are a variation on a traditional shortbread recipe, though I do also add baking powder to help them lift a little. They seem to turn out well every time, and certainly never last very long in our house! I added the cocoa initially because I wanted to use up the last of the cocoa powder we had, but they turned out so well I realised others would probably like them too. I like them with a lot of cocoa, but you can put less in if you prefer. Makes approximately 26 (fewer if you make them thicker than stated).
I added baking powder to my recipe because, without it, the cocoa powder can make the cookies flatter and harder - which is fine if you prefer thinner, slightly harder cookies. - 16 Oct 2013
Are you sure about the baking powder because I did the recipe many times and I was never given baking powder. - 08 Aug 2013
Are you sure about the amount of cocoa, it seemed a little too rich for my liking maybe just a two teaspoons or something next time - 16 Jul 2016