Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Bites are super easy to make and the dough can be made days in advance for easy preparation.
Keyword: chocolate cookies, shortbread cookies
1/4cupunsweetened cocoa powderplus more for dusting
1cupunsalted butterat room temperature
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until fluffy. Add the sugar and continue to beat approximately 2 minutes or until light in color and fluffy being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the vanilla and stir to combine.
Slowly add the flour mixture and continue to stir on low-speed until the flour is incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Shape the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, no less than an hour.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment or a silicon baking mat.
Using your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the baking sheet.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until firm.
Cool on a wire rack and dust with cocoa powder before serving.