Chocolate Shortbread Olé

Chocolate Shortbread Olé

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based on 40 reviews
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10 min.
20 min.
42 (3 1/2 dozen) cookies

Chopped pecans and a hint of cayenne give this rich Chocolate Shortbread Olé recipe really unique flavor and a south of the border flair.


  • 2 bars (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
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PREHEAT oven to 325º F.

MICROWAVE chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

flour, cinnamon and cayenne in medium bowl. Beat brown sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Stir in pecans.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Perfect recipe

This recipe is perfect for making Chocolate Shortbread Ole!

- Ryan from Torrance, CA

So Good!

A very good cookie, and so easy to make. Definately a new family favirote!

- jennifer v from

Yummy Chocolate Shorbread Ole'

I make these cookie and they was easy and very good My husband love cayenne pepper and went he bit into this cookie he said that this cookie is going to be his favortes.He taken the rest of them to work with him.I definatey will be making these again for him.

- patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

Chocolate Cookie Re-defined

This cookie is a must for the chocolate fan, lover, and connoisseur alike. The perfect blend of chocolate and cayenne not only delights the palate, but it brings warm fuzzies to the tummy as well. Delicious alone or with coffee or even beer.

- Josie Barragan from

Yummy shortbread cookie

I'm not a big shortbread fan, but these were very good. Nice and chocolatie and moist. Fun to make.

- Joann Buettell from Denver, IA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/42 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 42

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 7g (11% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (17% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 25mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 13g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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