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A tray of ruby chocolate shortbread cookies

Ruby Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Author: Gail Ng
Buttery and crumbly shortbread cookies with chunks of fruity ruby chocolate and dark chocolate and topped with flaky salt, as always
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Yield 24 cookies
Category Desserts
Cuisine American


  • 225 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 50 g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 260 g all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 150 g mixture of ruby chocolate & dark chocolate, roughly chopped (use any ratio you prefer - I used 70g ruby and 80g dark chocolate)


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the brown sugar and powdered sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract and do a quick mix to combine.
  • Add in the flour and salt and mix at low speed to combine. Before the flour is completed mixed in, add the chopped chocolate and finish mixing at low speed.
  • Turn the cookie dough out onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Press the dough together with your hands to form a cylindrical, log shape. Loosely fold over the plastic wrap and roll the log against the countertop with your hands until your log is about 12" in length and 2" in width (diameter). Cut the log in half for easier storage and wrap both logs in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight until they are solid throughout. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a serrated knife to cut the log into ½" thick discs by grasping one end firmly and sawing the knife back and forth. Place cookies on the baking sheet ½"-1" apart.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges become golden brown. Sprinkle cookies with flaky salt while they're still warm. Let cookies cool completely before enjoying them as they need time to set.


  • Note that the deep pink colour of ruby chocolate fades slightly to a pastel pink colour through the baking process.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords chocolate shortbread cookies, ruby chocolate cookies, ruby chocolate shortbread cookies
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