Monday, December 17

Recipe: Really Easy Baby Shortbread Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips and Toffee Bits

A scrumptious cross between butter cookies and shortbread, perfect for giving and munching (recipe here).

Think you don't have time to do any holiday baking? Think again. These cute baby chocolate chip and toffee cookies are perfect to have on hand this time of year, and the batter comes together in less time than it takes the oven to heat up. Pile them on a pretty plate and serve them to guests as a light dessert with coffee, or add them to an afternoon tea tray.

They keep for several days and travel well, making them a wonderful choice for holiday goodie boxes mailed to faraway loved ones. They also freeze beautifully, so you can make them now and enjoy them later. Pack them in little cello bags tied with a colorful ribbon for handy gifts, perhaps tucked into oversized cappuccino cups. Everyone loves them.

I'm a sucker for any recipe that calls for English toffee bits, but these cookies would also be good made with all mini chocolate chips, or mini chips and finely chopped pecans. And for shortbread purists, I bet they'd be very nice without anything extra added at all.

Here's a sampling of what others are saying about this recipe:

— Oh, how dreamy and delicious they are - many, many, thanks!

— I made SEVERAL batches of these last week—for dessert for guests, for a church meeting, and then for a bake sale. Of course, I had some here and there and they are marvelous. One of my favorite cookies now.

— I made these cookies and they are awesome! They taste even better the next day. My husband couldn't stop eating them.

— I made these as part of the Christmas cookie assortment that I make for my coworkers. First, they were easy. Second, they came out looking just like yours. And third, they are fantastic! Everyone loves them.

— I made those cookies a little over an hour ago. I think I ate half the batter and thereafter half the cookies. I'm currently typing this out of sight of the freezer so I won't go steal more.

More easy Farmgirl Fare sweet treats that are perfect for the holidays:
Christmas Cranberry Scones (tasty any time of year!)
Easy Chocolate Biscotti Cookies (a great recipe for first time biscotti bakers)
Quick and Easy Raspberry Almond Bars (made with raspberry jam)

Craving more than cookies? You'll find links to all my sweet and savory Less Fuss, More Flavor recipes in the Farmgirl Fare Recipe Index.

©, where cute is a way of life—right down to dessert.


  1. Wow, what could be better than a shortbread/butter cookie, two of my favorites! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  2. This is one of the best cookies I make for the Holidays, mainly because they are small. Glad to see the recipe again. Love your entire site.
    Judith B

  3. Another holiday keeper! Thanks for the recipe! Nisha

  4. This recipe was so simple my 11 year old daughter made it. It was so delicious, we all gladly ate them!

  5. Absolutely the most divine cookie EVER!

  6. Oh my gosh, Farmgirl! I just made these today BEFORE I saw your post. I have loved them since seeing them on your blog last year. They are well beyond the ordinary.

  7. These look to die for!! Must try. Thanks for the recipe!!

  8. These are the best! I've made them several times and everyone loves them. :)


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