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Mini Morsel Shortbread Squares

Mini Morsel Shortbread Squares
48 squares
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Low CalorieLow SodiumVegetarian
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397 reviews
These crisp, chocolaty squares make a noteworthy addition to any party or holiday tray. They mix up in one bowl and bake in 30 minutes. Delicious straight out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A true favorite!

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BEAT butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1 cup mini morsels. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 30 to 33 minutes or just until top is light brown. Immediately sprinkle with remaining morsels. Let stand for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread evenly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.


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  •  Star(s)

    Very Delicious

    Kiki Harrison from Itasca, Illinois

    I brought these for a school function and they were gone quick! I had made them the week before and found that they got hard and stale very fast so I made them the night before and carefully secured them. They stayed moist and delicious!

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    tina vacalopoulos from Melbourne, FL

    this was very fast and easy to make. it is tasty and delicious. will make again.

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    Elsie Guignet from Allentown, PA

    This was very easy to make. But my whole family and myself thought it was very dry and not good as your usual recipes are.

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    Easy and Good

    Debbie Graber from Palm Harbor, FL

    This recipe is very easy to make and very good. It didn't last very long because my family ate it so quickly. I will be making it again.

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    Not my favorite

    Katie Bradley from South Easton, MA

    The pics looked so good and I thought I would really enjoy it...however, it was disappointing in my families' eyes. We thought it was too dry : (

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    Ani Bird from Canton, MI

    not as good as i would have expected. Good fresh but got old over night. Next time i might also try bittersweet chips on top and maybe some vanilla or butter extract.

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    A keeper

    Delfina Mortensen from ,

    My neighbor wannted something for her bunco group, it needed to be enough to feed the gruop. This was perfect!! They said it was the perfect dessert. It was an elite group. They thought she went to a special bakery had it made just for them. There is some truth to that... Thanks again for another great / easy recipe.

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    Very easy

    jigna sanghvi from ,

    I had bought mini morsels and I wanted something easy to make. Great recipe. Beats cutting the shortbread cookies by a cutter.

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    Lisa Lombardo from Turnersville, NJ

    Ok, I have to add to the wonderful reviews I already read to say, "Wow...another great shortbread recipe!" These bars melt in your mouth! I love the combination of shortbread and chocolate. These do not disappoint. Mine did not puff up like the picture...maybe with more batter, but they flattened out more since they are baked in a 9x13 pan. Still delicious...the perfect bite of shortbread and chocolate!

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    Alex Canary from

    These cookies were so delicious!The recipe was really easy to follow. I loved putting the chocolate chips on top of the cookies to create the topping. The texture was fantastic, and these are my all time favorite cookies~

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    Hannah Medrano from Coarsegold, CA

    I love theses they are very easy and fast. My mom took some to her friends Bunco party and now all of them want the recipe! I also made them for a birthday party. They are fabulous!!! You really should try them.

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    Definitely something you should try!!

    Crystal King from HELENWOOD, TN

    I must say these were easy to make and yes they're as good as they look!

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    Very easy and quick!

    Kristen Sands from

    I made these last year for Christmas and I was very pleased with the results! It takes hardly any time at all to put the dough together. They taste great, too, although I didn't get 48 squares out of my pan. I cut BIG pieces for my nieces and nephews.

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    love them

    Linda Beaumont from Ohaton, AB

    These were very easy to make and were delicious. Loved them.

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    cheryl glassford from EAST TAWAS, MI

    These are totally awesome. I've never liked shorbread before at all, those Mini Morsels really done it for me. Thank's for the sweet recipes !!!

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    Mini creates MAXI raves

    DONNA STALLINGS from Drummmonds, TN

    I made the Mini Morsel Shortbread Squares - MAXI raves from family and friends. They could not believe I MADE THIS. Thans again, VeryBestBaking did it again.

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    This was very easy to make and delicious! I will make this again!

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    Very Easy!

    Melissa Kyle from WILLISTON, FL

    I had most of the ingredients on hand for these, so decided to make them! They turned out very good!! I only baked them for 25 min tho. They end up tasting like a chocolate chip cookie - only a bit more crumbly. :)

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    Pretty good

    Jill Moeller from ASHLAND, PA

    These were not bad but less tasteful than your average chocolate chip cookie. I may try them again.

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    mini morsel shortbread bars


    I needed an easy dessert to make for a spaghetti dinner and this recipe was perfect! It tasted like soft biscotti in square form.

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    My new Favorite

    Jolene Zuchotzki from Dorintosh, SK

    Combining two of my favorite treats, shortbread and chocolate. Instead of dark chocolate I melt white chocolate on top, excellent combination! I was visiting friends in Sweden and made this and it was an instant hit!

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    great cookie

    Angel Perkins from DAYTON, OH

    This was a wonderfully easy yet very tasty recipe. Also try using 1/2 cup mini chips & 1/2 cup pecans to mix into the bars (instead of a whole cup of minis). It is a nice twist.

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    I thought these squares were very bland. Adding a little salt may help.

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    Very Easy and Delicious

    Darlene Means from CONNELLSVILLE, PA

    These were easy and quick to make and so good! I did cut the baking time down to about 25 minutes on mine and they were still done enough.

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    great gift idea


    I made some of these up and put it together in a basket along with the dry ingredients and the recipe so the receipent could make them herself. She called to thank me and said it was great her family loved them and she appreciated me sharing the recipe with her.

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    Glad to Find Old Favorite Again

    Susan Campbell from GRASS LAKE, MI

    These are yummy, my kids loved them the first time I made these bar cookies. They were a perfect ending to a lovely buffet dinner.

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    Pretty Good

    Caryn Schwartz from

    These were tasty. They are not really sweet aside from the chocolate chips inside and on top, and more than one cup of chips are needed to cover the top thoroughly like it is in the picture. If sweet isn't important to you, then I would try these.

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    Easy but wonderfully good!

    Susan Kerner from BETHEL, PA

    Such an easy recipe, with great results! These shortbread squares have such a good taste and a perfect amount of chocolate. Perfect combination!

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    Good snack

    Debbie Higgins from Cut Bank, MT

    This is a great snack for the kid. They also enjoy helping spread the mini morsels on top of the shortbread.

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    my first baking experience married

    Vanessa Hoover from Pittsburgh, PA

    One day I was bored and decided to bake something. I made these and they were a hit with my family. the first time I made them, I added some almond slivers and the turned out delicious. The next week I had a family gathering and I made them, this time just with the choc chips and everyone seemed to love them.

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    mini morsel shortbread squares

    Sandra Krohn from Saskatoon, SK

    I read this recipie one day and made it that same night. My husband loved it. Will be making it always and passing it on to many friends. Thanks a bunch.

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    Mini Morsel Shortbread Squares

    Tracy Tousignant from COON RAPIDS, MN

    A little dry but Shortcake Lovers Will like these. Great served w/ coffee

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    L smith from bartlett, IL

    They were pretty good but not as good as I expected them to be with all the reviews I had read on them, and I have to say they were a little flat!

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    cynthia gonzalez from SPRINGFIELD, MA

    these were so good, i will add it to my list of desserts

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    mini morsel shortbread squares

    mary sanders from bridger, MT

    This recipe is so easy to make. It was gone in one day at my house. The husband told me that I need to make this dessert more often.

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    melting moments

    Sudha Hariharan from Markham, ON

    I could not believe myself when I served the Mini Morsel Shortbread Squares. This was so because the family just enjoyed this loveable dessert as it was melting in thier mouths and was simply out of this world.

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    will be family staple

    Olene Eckart from ALBERT LEA, MN

    I have had these in recipie box for a while and decided to make them last night they are great. They will now be in my recipe box too.

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    Disappeared - mini morsel shortbread

    Marilyn Emshoff from SOLON, OH

    I made these for a graduation party and they were a big hit. Not only did they disappear quickly but everyone was requesting the recipe. Fast, easy, Good!

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    Can't Stop .....

    John Furtado from WINDSOR, ON

    These are soooo easy to make and are soooo good to eat. They are great for school. ( NO NUTS ) They melt in your mouth. The more I made the more they ate.

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    Last Minute Hit

    Linda Robles from RIVERSIDE, CA

    I made these the night before my son's last day of school and he said "we're not supposed to bring anything" needless to say he came home and said his teacher as well as others said "these are so good we're going to have to give him straight A's!"

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    lori solberg from #Null#, #N

    I just LOVED these treats! My family gobbled them up in under a few hours, and so did my guests. I got so many compliments, and one of my friends even wants me to make them for her wedding treat baskets!

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    Great Shortbread Recipe


    This was very easy to make, and my kids loved it!!

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    Absolutely Delicous

    Jane Bishop from Spencer, NY

    I had to go to a car show and i made these to take. They were a hit. Everyone really enjoyed them. They are something that is very quick and easy to make. I will surely make them again.

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    Easy, Delicious Treat

    Jackie Viste from CHATHAM, IL

    These cookies were super easy to make and were a huge hit with all of my family and friends!

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    Jane Sell from Medfield, MA

    Took the advice of several reviewers and added a touch more of vanilla and decreased a bit of the flour. Made a frosting of 2 cups chocolate chips with butter and milk. These bars are wonderful!! Will try variations with different morsel flavors.

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    Mini Morsel Shortbread Squares

    Kate Hoppe from POWELL, WY

    These were just good. The best part was the topping, I thought. They were easy to make though.

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    Repeat performances required

    Christy Carver from LEWISBURG, WV

    These were EASY to make and GREAT tasting!! Made them for an open house for work...everyone loved them. Will make these again and again.

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    This one's a keeper


    I made these last night. The easiest shortbread recipe I've tried. They didn't last long. I'm making them again this weekend for our family reunion

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    "Simply Irresistible"

    Deborah Klodzinski from WEST SENECA, NY

    Buttery, chocolatey, melt in your mouth treats! When cut in small 1-1/2 inch squares, a great "just a bite" treat.

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    Patricia Greenberg from FLUSHING, NY

    These were easy to make and tasted pretty good. I would make them again

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/48 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 48 

  • Calories: 100
  • Calories from Fat: 50
  • Total Fat: 6g (9% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (19% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (5% of DV)
  • Sodium: 30mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 12g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 7g
  • 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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Mini Morsel Shortbread Squares


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided



PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BEAT butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1 cup mini morsels. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 30 to 33 minutes or just until top is light brown. Immediately sprinkle with remaining morsels. Let stand for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread evenly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.

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