Peter Sidwell Recipes: Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Who doesn’t love a chocolate cookie?! These super simple cookies are super tasty as treat for all. These can be eaten just on their own or crumbled over ice-cream!

Chocolate Cookies made by peter sidwell in a metal bowl with brown parchment paper

This incredible recipe will create 12 cookies.


• 175g butter
• 85g light brown sugar
• 1 egg
• 200g plain flour
• 2tbsp cocoa powder


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees fan.
2. Grease and line a large baking tray.
3. Beat together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
4. Add in the egg, followed by the dry ingredients.
5. When the mix has come together, shape the dough into small, equally sized balls using your hands. Press down to flatten slightly on the baking sheet.
6. Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes.
7. Once baked remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

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Peter Sidwell is not only a chef, Tv presenter and author of 5 cookbooks. He is an entrepreneur of multiple businesses across various sectors.   Peter has continued through his career to do it his own way, having self-published his first cookbook himself in 2008. Creator of Peter Sidwell recipes