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Fleur de Sel Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

January 5, 2015 / by Liz

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 2 to 3 dozen cookies

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Shortbread Cookies


  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • fleur de sel


  • Preheat oven to 350F (~180C), and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, icing sugar, and salt in a bowl, and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and mix by hand until just combined.
  • Place the dough on a well floured surface, and roll to 1/4″ thick. Cut into desired shapes, and carefully transfer to prepared cookie sheets with a metal spatula. Re-roll the dough only once.
  • Sprinkle each cookie with fleur de sel, and bake for ~10 minutes, until done. Transfer to cooling rack immediately after removing cookies from the oven.
  • *See related blog post here.

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