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6 November, 2013

whole wheat chocolate shortbread

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This shortbread is always a winner with kids. Nice crumbly texture with whole wheat goodness.

Preparation time: 25 min for mixing and 22 minutes for baking.


whole wheat pastry flour- 1 cup

cocoa powder- 1/8 cup

powdered sugar- 3/8 cup

salt- a pinch

butter- 1/3 cup

coconut oil- 2-3 tbsp.

vanilla extract-  1 tsp.


1. Using an electric mixer, mix softened butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl.

2. Combine flour, salt and cocoa powder in another bowl.

3. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet mixture. Knead into a firm dough by adding coconut oil a little at a time.

4. Form little balls with hands and flatten into circles. Arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

5. Bake at 325 F in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes. Let the cookies cool on a rack.

Makes 20-22 cookies. Store in an airtight container.

(adapted from Madhuram’s Eggless Cooking)



9 thoughts on : whole wheat chocolate shortbread

  • November 7, 2013 at 1:27 am

    What is Pastry flour? Is it regular Aata?

  • November 7, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Harini, pastry flour contains less gluten than regular wheat flour and gives a crumbly texture.

    • November 10, 2013 at 1:33 am

      Ok…i am not sure if we get that here… I should check.

      • November 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

        maybe online?

  • November 7, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Ooh these looks so good!

  • Kripa
    November 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Did u use unsweetened cocoa powder?

    • November 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      yes, Hershey’s

  • Kripa
    November 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    tried this Apsara…the texture and taste was pretty good, except that i found the taste of coconut oil to be a little overpowering…can i use something else instead?

    • November 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      You could just increase the amount of butter and eliminate the oil. I have found that some brands of coconut oil don’t have the overpowering smell.Hope this helps!

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