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All-Butter White Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

I will go as far as saying these cookies are honestly the best shortbread cookies I’ve ever made and eaten! They’re just so moorish and literally melt in the mouth and always get devoured super quick! They’re absolutely packed full of white chocolatey goodness and are the perfect way to start your weekend with! Each bite is speckled full of vanilla bean, white chocolate chunks and will just crumble into pure deliciousness. I apologise in advance because they are SERIOUSLY good and once you’ve tried one bite you will become addicted…I guarantee that!

white chocolate chunk shortbread

At first I struggled to describe these shortbread cookies. But they really are the epitome and pure example of heaven for me. I’m so in love with white chocolate (or any chocolate to exact!) and vanilla. Two flavours that are mean’t to be put together. Plus, they won’t hang around long, I made these in the morning and simultaneously they almost all disappeared. Definitely a good sign when you’ve baked something!

cookies recipe


(Makes 12-14)


150g plain flour (all-purpose)

30g corn flour (corn starch)

20g custard powder

1 tsp baking powder

160g unsalted butter, softened

50g icing sugar, sifted

1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract

100g white chocolate chunks


1. Sift the flour, corn flour, custard powder and baking powder into a mixing bowl.

2. In another mixing bowl, cream the butter and sifted icing sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy- about 2 minutes with a hand whisk or do it by hand with your elbow grease!

3. Gently fold in half the flour and start mixing into butter. Then add the other and mix until a dough comes together. Then gently fold in 70g of the white chocolate chunks. Once well incorporated, shape into a round. Wrap in cling film and chilli in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

4. Once chilled preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. Line two baking trays with non-stick paper. Lightly flour a work surface, roll the dough out until it’s about 3 1/2 cm thickness. Cut out 5cm rounds from the dough and place on the baking tray. Scatter over the extra white chocolate chunks and bake for 10-12 minutes.

5. Cool on the trays for 5 minutes, then transport to a wire rack and finish cooling completely. Enjoy with a glass of milk for a great afternoon pick-me-up!

cookies shortbread crumbles

The cookies crumble super easily and by adding gives traditional shortbread cookies a little twist!



41 thoughts on “All-Butter White Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

  1. I saw these cookies first time when you posted a pic on Instagram. I fell in love! Now these pictures and your enthusiasm makes me feel like baking this beauties right now (too bad I’m not home now!)

  2. These look amazing, Jess, not dense at all like the shortbread I’m used to seeing. Definitely moorish and love the flavor combination!

  3. These cookies would not stand a chance around me! There’s nothing better than a cookie than just melts in your mouth. I love the white chocolate in these too.

  4. Best shortbread cookies ever?? Now that sounds like a pretty bold statement…but I believe you. These cookies look absolutely amazing, Jess! 🙂

  5. I didn’t realise until I’d my dough folded together that you hadn’t mentioned the vanilla essence! I presume it goes in with the wet ingredients but it was too late for that so I just threw it in anyway lol

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