Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate, Cranberries and Walnuts -
5 from 8 votes

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate, Cranberries and Walnuts

These Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate, Cranberries and Walnuts are rich, buttery and loaded with chocolate flavour. The dried cranberries add the perfect tartness to the dark chocolate and the walnuts adds a touch of texture. The holiday baking continues!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword shortbread cookies, chocolate shortbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 154kcal
Author Dawn Coombs


  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups unsalted butter -softened at room temperature
  • 6 oz dark chocolate -melted
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries -chopped, if necessary to make smaller
  • 1/3 cup walnuts -chopped


  • In a mixer combine corn starch, icing sugar, flour, cocoa powder and salt. Add butter and blend until combined and dough is soft. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes until dough is easier to handle.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and shape into 1 inch balls. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and flatten with your hand, about 1/4 inch thick and they are about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes at 300F. Cool on wire rack. Once cooled, dip in dark chocolate and sprinkle with dried cranberries and walnuts (gently pressing into chocolate, if necessary).
  • Place on wax paper lined sheet pan and let chocolate harden completely. To speed cooling/hardening of chocolate, place in freezer for about 10 minutes. Remove and enjoy!


You can melt the dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, heating for about 30 seconds or so at a time, stirring and mixing and heating for another 30 seconds until just melted.
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Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4.8% | Calcium: 0.9% | Iron: 5.7%