Chocolate Filled Shortbreads

Chocolate Filled Shortbreads

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Shortbreads with a scrumptious chocolate cheese filling.

Chocolate Filled Shortbreads recipe - How to make Chocolate Filled Shortbreads

Preparation Time :    Cooking Time :    Total Time:     Makes 18-20 shortbreads.
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For the shortbread dough
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cornflour
3/4 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened

For the filling
1/4 cup (30 grams) grated dark chocolate
1/4 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tsp orange squash (optional)

For the garnish
2 tbsp cocoa powder


For the shortbread dough

    For the shortbread dough
  1. Sieve together the flour, baking powder and cornflour. Keep aside.
  2. Cream the icing sugar and butter till light and fluffy.
  3. Add the flour mixture and mix well to make a soft dough. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Combine all the ingredients and divide into 18 to 20 portions.
  2. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough into 2 portions and roll out each portion into a sheet of 3 mm. (1/8") thickness.
  2. Brush one sheet with cold water and place portions of the filling on it at an equal distance from each other.
  3. Cover with the second sheet and press down around each mound of filling.
  4. Cut into circles using a 75 mm. (3") diameter cookie cutter, ensuring that the filling stays in the centre.
  5. Knead the left-over portion of the dough and repeat steps 1 to 4.
  6. Place the cookies on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360°F) for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove form the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  8. Using a sieve, dust the cookies with cocoa powder.
  9. Store in an air-tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per shortbread
Energy118 cal
Protein1.5 g
Carbohydrates13.3 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat6.7 g
Cholesterol16.8 mg
Sodium56.5 mg


Chocolate Filled Shortbreads
 on 02 Jul 11 10:06 PM

Chocolate Filled Shortbreads
 on 27 Dec 10 12:56 PM

Really unique recipe! its really nice and gooey in the middle! Loved baking and eating it! an enjoyable treat!