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Chocolate Shortbread Rose Cookies

    Delicious Chocolate Shortbread Cookies decorated with chocolate buttercream frosting roses. They are so perfect in their simplicity.

    Try these delicious chocolate cookies with a crumbly dough. Great Christmas treats. For shortbread cookies, it is important that you process the ingredients cold. The butter in particular shouldn’t get warm. Therefore, knead the dough together quickly and then bake it straight away.

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    Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Topping

    Chocolate lovers, this one is for you! These chocolate shortbread cookies are topped with a choc butter cream for the richest taste. Bake them at home for your loved ones and win their hearts.
    Total Time 45 minutes
    Course Cookies
    Cuisine American
    Servings 36 cookies
    Calories 232 kcal


    For Cookies

    • 2 Cup Powered Sugar
    • 1 ½ C Butter
    • 3 C Flour
    • ¾ C unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 tsp Vanilla

    For Chocolate Buttercream

    • 1 Stick Butter 110 g
    • ½ C Shortening
    • 1 Pound of Powered Sugar
    • ¾ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
    • 4 Tbls Milk


    • Preheat oven to 325 deg F (160° C).
    • Combine sugar and butter with a paddle attachment. Add in flour, cocoa and vanilla.
    • Roll out half the dough to 1/2 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch scalloped cookie cutter and place on a cookie sheet.
    • Bake for 9 – 11 minutes (mine took 15 minutes)
    • Cool and make Chocolate Buttercream
    • Beat butter and shortening until fluffy, add 1 cup of sugar at a time and 2 tablespoons of milk. Add in cocoa.
    • Fit a piping bag with a Wilton 1M tip and fill bag with buttercream. Pipe flowers starting at the center of the cookie and going around to the edges.
    • Serve to deserving guests with tea or espresso.


    Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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    56 thoughts on “Chocolate Shortbread Rose Cookies”

    1. Aw, Karyn, I wish I there to give you a big hug right now. I'm sure she'd be very proud of you and these gorgeous cookies you made. Sending you some virtual hugs 🙂

    2. I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I love the generation picture that you shared…what a special treasure that picture will be for you!!! Love the beautiful rose cookies too!!!

    3. So sorry about your grandmother's passing. Sounds like you got to make lots of wonderful memories to last a lifetime. The cookies are the perfect way to honor her – they are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

    4. What a lovely post and recipe. I am going to think of my Grandma and you when I make these beautiful cookies. Thanks for sharing!

    5. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandma, but i know you will always keep a special place for her in your heart and remember all those precious moments you had with her. I know your Grandma would love your cookies.

    6. I'm sorry for your loss. The cookies you made in her honor or gorgeous! My Grandma passed away a bit over a year ago…I miss her. I just made one of her recipes. It was nice to make something of hers and feel close to her a little bit. Take care,

    7. Karyn,
      These are just beautiful, I am reaching into my screen trying to pull one out! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

    8. What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. These cookies are beautiful! I saw them as a feature on The Answer is Chocolate. Sharing your post on facebook.

    9. I'm so sorry for your loss; grandparents are such precious treasures. I'm so glad you got to have four generations together. This is a beautiful tribute to your grandmother, and the cookies look delicious. Featuring these on Top 10 Thursdays tomorrow.

    10. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. What beautiful memories you shared with us. Thank you for these delicious looking cookies. I love shortbread but have never tried a chocolate recipe! Pinning this for the future! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back on Sunday to vote!

    11. Love your roses for your grandmother. My condolences to you and your family. My grandmother was very special to me and we had many memories. Those memories you have of grandmother will be with you forever and are precious and will keep her in your heart. Thank for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

    12. Not sure when this was published, but I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. It broke my heart. I’m a Grandma, but I treasured my Grandma. She passed away more than 50 years ago, but I think of her often. Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

        1. Hi Karyn. I just discovered this post but would like to express my condolences as well. I live in Buffalo NY and also have a cottage in the area where your Grandmothers was. Would just like to mention that the cottage area is called Long Beach, not Long Island. Thought you might like to know. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

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