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Baking Frenzy and Chocolate Chip Shortbreads

chocolate chip shortbreads

I love to bake but I will confess I am what is referred to as a sporadic baker and a binge baker, once I start I can’t stop.

christmas baking


chocolate chip shortbreads


chocolate chip shortbreads


chocolate chip shortbreads


chocolate chip shortbreads

I decided it might be prudent to have a cookie/square series where I will share some of my favourite recipes.
Today one of my Christmas standbys Chocolate Chip Shortbreads

1 cup butter softened ( not margarine)
1/2 c Brown sugar (packed)  NOT YELLOW
1 tsp Vanilla ( I only use Mexican Vanilla)
2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips

measure butter, sugar, vanilla and flour into a bowl, work together till it forms a ball
( I do not use a kitchen aid,I have an original from 1972 handed down to me, pus a hand mixer, may have to invest in a better one very soon)


Add chocolate chips and work into dough




roll into one inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet . Press with fork.
Bake at 325 for 10-15 minutes.

The short breads are joined by Caramel Sandwich cremes, Thumbprints and Swedish Strips, all coming soon to a post near you ) or in the future)

Makes 5 dozen

Dream a Little Bigger
  • Wow everything looks amazing, I`m drooling all over the screen here, I bet they taste as good as they look!
    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  • They are addicting and one of the reasons I try to restrict my baking. ( cuz I cannot stop at one)

  • Wow that is a lot of baking, looks amazing! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party. Hope you link up to the party again tomorrow!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.