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Frollini al cacao

Chocolate shortcrust cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Colazione
Cuisine Italiana


  • 225 g all-purpose flour
  • 25 g cocoa
  • 125 g sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • sugar for decorating


  • Preheat the oven to 180° C and line a tray with parchment paper.
  • Place cocoa powder, sugar and flour in a medium mixing bowl, and add the chilled butter.
  • With your palms facing upwards, use your fingertips to rub in the butter until the mixture resembles sand. Add the egg, mix and knead well on a lightly floured, cool benchtop.
  • Shape the pastry into a disc, wrap well in cling film and place in the fridge for 1 hr to rest.
  • On a piece of parchment paper, roll the dough to a thickness of 3 mm, then cut out the cookies.
  • Place the cookies in the prepared tray and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Store in a tin box or an airtight container.
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