Food as gifts: Choc chip shortbread


Over this past month I’ve been sharing a few different recipes for food to make as gifts, because who doesn’t love to indulge in good food this time of year?

This recipe is easy to make. Super easy. Just throw it all in the food processor or Thermomix and you’re almost done!


220g chilled unsalted butter, chopped
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup rice flour
2/3 cup caster {superfine} sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
200g dark chocolate, chopped


♥ Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celcius. Prepare a slice tin by lining it with baking paper.
♥ Place the butter, plain flour, rice flour, sugar, vanilla and egg into a food processor or Thermomix and process for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture starts to come together.
♥ Lightly flour a clean bench space and turn the dough out onto it. Knead gently, and then add the chocolate in and knead a little more until combined.
♥ Press the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth over. I use the back of a clean spoon for this.
♥ Use a sharp knife to score the top into long bars. This makes it easier to cut once cooked. Prick with a fork as well.
♥ Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is lovely and golden.

  • Michelle @ Jarrah Jungle

    Yum these look like little pieces of heaven!
    I would love to bake something to give as gifts but my baking stills are a bit hit and miss and Id hate to bake something that turned out terrible and the poor person had to pretend to like it!

    • Sandie

      Bake it and try Michelle, if it’s no good, don’t give it away:)

      • Michelle @ Jarrah Jungle

        Thanks for the vote of confidence ladies :) I might just do that!

    • Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      I reckon this is hard to get wrong. Bake it, taste it and if you deem it delicious… gift away!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    They look lovely i will add them to my to do list xx

  • hyya

    shortbread an chocolate. heaven Thanks for the recipe

  • Tracy H

    Could you do choc chips?

    • Chantelle : Fat Mum Slim

      Definitely! Would save you chop-chop-chopping!