Rating: 2.98 stars
100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 42
  • 2 star values: 27
  • 1 star values: 6

These chocolately shortbread wedges are even more enticing with a splash of colorful icing.

Everyday Food, October 2005

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prep:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. With an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add flour, sugar, and cocoa; mix just until combined. (Chill dough in the refrigerator 10 minutes if it is too soft to handle.)

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  • Pat dough into an 8-inch round cake pan; press edges down with the tines of a floured fork. Bake until firm, 30 minutes. Immediately score into eight wedges; cool completely. Turn out of pan; break wedges apart. Decorate with icing.

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Reviews (69)

100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 42
  • 2 star values: 27
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: Unrated
11/29/2014
This recipe left us a little less than impressed, but it has found new Life as sidewalk chalk. The grandkids loved it!
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12/02/2012
Wonderful flavor and super easy recipe. I've made it about 3 or 4 times and it's always simply delcious. The two men in my life enjoy this. And I don't add any icing. It is delicious without it. Thanks, Martha, you are my hero!
Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2012
Really delicious flavour... very subtle, but nice. I didn't bother with the icing. I'm not sure if I went wrong somewhere, but the cookie consistency after baking was a little soft and chewy. It was really good, just I'm not sure if that's what is supposed to happen with shortbread cookies.
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12/30/2010
This is just what I was looking for! I added 1 Tablespoon of milk. I scored them into 16 pieces rather than 8 and spread them with melted chocolate mint pieces. *yummy
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11/03/2010
Please oh Please if Gale is listening could I also have your short bread recipe, OR if anyone else has it could you please send to nana920@comcast.net Thank you nana
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04/19/2010
Very tasty. This turns out great, but it's not very sweet, and reminiscent of dark chocolate. It is kind of "one note". (I do not favor the idea of icing, but I did not try it. Instead I sunk a chocolate chip in the center of each cut piece and that was good.) But next time I will add a drizzle of orange glaze on top of these. The glaze would add a bit of sweetness, complementary orange flavor, and also a bit of "wetness" to offset the sandy shortbread texture.
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10/13/2009
We need to send out a search party for GAIL. Now that we are in search of the great shortbread recipe. HELP!
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10/12/2009
WOW! I've never seen such a response! Gale - If you are out there PLEASE post your recipe here or else you've got a lot of emails to answer. :) I'd like your recipe also. The candy corn suggestion walkokd2 posted (just before me) had also come to mind when I saw the picture of these.
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10/12/2009
Me too! I saw this recipe and I want to attempt dipping the wedges into first, melted white chocolate, then some melted orange chocolate disks, and voila candy corn! But first I think I need Gale's recipe! Can I be included please? Thank you! walkokd2@yahoo.com Kate
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10/12/2009
Hi Gale: I too would love to have your recipe. Thank you in advance. snachbor@hotmail.com
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10/11/2009
Hi Gale...I would love to be sent your shortbread recipe. Thank you channeltool@yahoo.com
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10/11/2009
Gale, I would love to have your shortbread recipe as well if you are willing to share?
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10/11/2009
Hi Gale,,,,please include me as well for you shortbread recipe. Thanks.....maquigley1@hotmail.com
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10/11/2009
Gale, can you please share your awesome recipe with me? adrier@wi.rr.com
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10/11/2009
Did anyone get Gale's recipe??
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10/11/2009
Gale, Your recipe looks very popular! My grandparents were born in Scotland and I would love your recipe also. Thank you! amer7117@cox.net
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10/11/2009
Please, please can my email be added to the growing list for Gale's shortbread recipe. I would love to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thank you Gale or anyone who has the recipe for sending it to me at mom876@yahoo.com
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10/11/2009
Could someone send me Gale's recipe? kricht2000@yahoo.com
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02/15/2009
lol. Chocolate shortbread can be very dry. I would love the recipe too,Gale. THANKS. loricat02@yahoo.com
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12/24/2008
Gale, may I have your recipe, please? vandegrc@slrmc.org Thank you!
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12/15/2008
Is it possible to get Gale's recipe too? My email is ajmagda72@gmail.com Thank you!!
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12/08/2008
Wish I had read these comments before making this. Mine was very try and delicate. Broke in several places and was almost impossible to ice.
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12/07/2008
Gale, I was searching for a good shortbread recipe and it seems that everyone wants your recipe. Would you mind sending me your recipe? Send to sevsalas@cox.net Thanks!
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12/03/2008
Gale, it seems that your recipe is in high demand. Please post it for us in time for the holidays or add kindly email it to me also jordanl716@hotmail.com. Thanks and "Happy Holidays" to everyone
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11/18/2008
I was just reading the list of comments about wanting Gale's recipe for shortbread, PLEASE if anyone has gotten the recipe yet I would kindly like a copy emailed to me also tazz95230@verizon.net, would greatly be appreciated....thanks e1
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11/16/2008
Me too, me too! I love shortbread but don't hae a good chocolate recipe. It would be much appreciated! margoanders@hotmail.com
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11/16/2008
To all of you that read my post, my e-mail is mjmatnini@comcast.net
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11/16/2008
Ok, after going through this comment board, Gale or anyone that has heard from Gale, could you please forward the recipe. Thank You and HHB (Happy Holiday Baking)
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11/13/2008
Dear CO life is good- Thank you for the steps to print w/o ads. I have always just used the print button at the top of the recipe, and haven't had trouble until recently. But, I will try the highlight method. Thank you!
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11/13/2008
Gale, Could you please add me to your recipe sending list. Thanks, Sweet Pea lspenn@tampabay.rr.com
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11/13/2008
If you don't mind Gale, can you send your chocolate shortbread recipe to me also - thanks in advance..pauligirl75@yahoo.com
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11/12/2008
Me Too Gale! cbau811@yahoo.com Thanks!
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11/12/2008
Hey Gale-- Can I have the reciipe too ? AT dbennett1@truvista.net.
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11/12/2008
Gale, add me to the list. maggi111955@hotmail.com THANKS
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11/12/2008
Hi Gale- My email is md_shoes@yahoo.com. I'd love the recipe. thanks, Maria-Daphne
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11/10/2008
Ok Gale, I guess I want the recipe too! LOL all of you ladies look alike! LOL
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11/10/2008
Gale, may I please have the recipe too? goalorientednow@yahoo.com Thank you.
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11/09/2008
Gale, May I have your recipe? Could use it for a Fall Bridal Shower this month! Thank you! cc
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11/09/2008
May I please have your recipe also, Gale!!?
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11/09/2008
I may know what Gale's talking about: 1 C flour, 1/2 C cornstarch, 1/2 C powdered sugar, 3/4 C softened butter. For chocolate shortbread, substitute 1/4 C cocoa for 1/4 C flour. Form a single round, cut into wedges
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11/09/2008
I would love to try Gale's shortbread too : )
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11/09/2008
Would you add one more to your list, Gale? I love shortbread, and I would love to try yours!! Thank you!! bratlet1@hotmail.com
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11/09/2008
I would be crazy not to ask for Gale's recipe too! Shortbread will compliment the other treats I bake for Christmas!
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11/09/2008
Gale, would like you recipe also.
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11/09/2008
I too would love to see Gale's recipe. I have lost my grandmother's recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!
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11/09/2008
Help! How do we get Gale's recipe as well??!!!
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11/09/2008
Hi Redkimi, I would love your grandmother's recipe if possible? I used to have my grandmother's from Whales, but must have lost it. I would love to have another one. Shortbread is a favorite in our family and I haven't found one like it since. My email is dlconroy@comcast.net. Thanks
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11/09/2008
Hi all, did anyone get the recipe from Gale yet? Is she going to post it? I'd love to have it, too, please! My email address is agerocks4@yahoo.com Thaaaanks!! :-)
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11/09/2008
Gale I would also love to try your recipe. Please share, thanks Barb
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11/09/2008
Hi Gale! Could you PLEASE share your shortbread recipe with me? Shortbread is one of my favorite "go to" cookies. Makes great college care packages too. Thanks - a baker in Alaska.
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11/09/2008
Ok Gale, you have made quite an impression with everyohe so i guess I need to say, " Could you share the recipe with me too?" thanks! I'll be holding my breath too! :)
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11/09/2008
Hi, Gale I have my Grandmas recipe for shortbread from England and would love to compare it to yours. If you would be willing to share one more time. Thank You
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11/09/2008
OK, I want the recipe too! I LOVE a good chocolate cookie....can you share?
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11/09/2008
To print only the recipe either click on print at the top of the recipe and/or highlight the text, hit 'contro'l and' P' and choose print 'selection' on the print menu and only the higlighted portion will print. Hope this helps.
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11/09/2008
Dear Gale: Have never made shortbread before and want to "do it right". I'd love your recipe, too. Thanks so much,
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11/09/2008
Gale, if it isn't too much to ask, could I also have the recipe? Thanks!
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11/09/2008
Wow! Yes, Gale could you please share your recipe?!! I wanted to say, that I printed some MSL recipes yesterday, and the MS Kmart ads are causing it to take both sides of the paper! So, I hand wrote this recipe. Some of the "repairs" to fix this problem, sound too complicated for me! Does anyone know an easy fix? Thanks
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11/09/2008
Gale please share recipe
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11/09/2008
Me too Gale! I'd love to try your recipe.
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11/09/2008
Gale, I would love that recipe as well!!! :-)
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11/09/2008
hummm...i am very curious about Gales shortbread recipe, can I have it too, Please?
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11/09/2008
Gale, may I please have your recipe as well? I'm looking for a great chocolate shortbread recipe. Thank you in advance. :-)
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11/09/2008
Gale, would you also send me your recipe? Thanks.
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11/09/2008
Gale, I would love to try your recipe also. The best shortbread I've ever made is Martha's basic shortbread, however, shortbread is one of my all time favourites and I'm always on the lookout for new and delicious ways of making it. Thanks!
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11/09/2008
Gale, I also would love to see your recipe...thanks bushels, Isabel
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11/09/2008
Gale please share you reciipe with me, thank you, laura
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11/09/2008
I think that this lovely looking shortbread may need more butter to bind the flour and sugar.
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11/09/2008
Shortbread is dry and crumbly if you work it too much. Gentle handling of the dry ingredients into the butter is the way to go. My recipe is a little different, and people hold their breath til Christmas because they know they are getting cookies as gifts.
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01/12/2008
Extremely dry and crumbly.