Chocolate Shortbread Base

1 cheesecake base or 24 cookies Prep Time 2 minutes   Cook Time 10 minutes   Rated:

Sunday morning. No dessert organised. Have cream cheese, but no biscuits to make a quick cheesecake base. SO...this happened. And I have to say much nicer than crushed commercially produced bikkies!

I made them again for the pic...the base was that nice. Pretty as a pic! Perfect for Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart, Chocolate Sea Salt Tart or Naughty Naughty Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake to mention but a few ideas. Cook Once, Eat Twice!

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Preheat oven to 180°C and line the base of the tin(s) you will use to bake these. If you are making shortbread rather than a base for a cheesecake, simply line a baking sheet.


Place sugar and salt into the Thermomix bowl and mill 5 sec/speed 10.


Add butter, flour, cocoa and vanilla and blend 15 sec/speed 6.


Add cocoa nibs and mix 5 sec/speed 5.


Tip out onto floured mat and bring together with your hands. Roll and cut into shapes or line your baking tins accordingly.


Bake around 10-15 minutes until fragrant.


Use as a cheesecake base.

Cut into shapes and bake as biscuits or cookies. Drizzle with melted chocolate and top with chopped toasted nuts.

Served with

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