Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted, cooled
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

 Glaze and Topping

  • ½ cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 tbsp chopped miniature peppermint candy canes


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 2 (9-inch) glass pie plates with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, chocolate and peppermint extract with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in flour and cocoa. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands, press dough evenly in pie plates (not up the sides).
  3. Bake 22-24 minutes or until edges just begin to pull away from sides of pie plates. Cool in pie plates 5 minutes. Carefully cut each round into wedges. Cool completely in pie plates, about 30 minutes.
  4. In small, microwaveable bowl, melt white chocolate chips until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over wedges and sprinkle with candies.

Yield:  2 9” pies

*Adapted from Betty Crocker