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).
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
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