Mini Morsel Shortbread Squares

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 48 squares


These crisp, chocolaty squares make a noteworthy addition to any party or holiday tray. They mix up in one bowl and bake in 30 minutes. Delicious straight out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A true favorite!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BEAT butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in 1 cup mini morsels. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

BAKE for 30 to 33 minutes or just until top is light brown. Immediately sprinkle with remaining morsels. Let stand for 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread evenly. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.

Very Delicious

by K. Kiki , Itasca, Illinois on May. 2010

I brought these for a school function and they were gone quick! I had made them the week before and found that they got hard and stale very fast so I made them the night before and carefully secured them. They stayed moist and delicious!


by t. tina , Melbourne, FL on May. 2010

this was very fast and easy to make. it is tasty and delicious. will make again.


by E. Elsie , Allentown, PA on Apr. 2010

This was very easy to make. But my whole family and myself thought it was very dry and not good as your usual recipes are.

Easy and Good

by D. Debbie , Palm Harbor, FL on Apr. 2010

This recipe is very easy to make and very good. It didn't last very long because my family ate it so quickly. I will be making it again.

Not my favorite

by K. Katie , South Easton, MA on Apr. 2010

The pics looked so good and I thought I would really enjoy it...however, it was disappointing in my families' eyes. We thought it was too dry : (


by A. Ani , Canton, MI on Apr. 2010

not as good as i would have expected. Good fresh but got old over night. Next time i might also try bittersweet chips on top and maybe some vanilla or butter extract.

A keeper

by D. Delfina , , on Mar. 2010

My neighbor wannted something for her bunco group, it needed to be enough to feed the gruop. This was perfect!! They said it was the perfect dessert. It was an elite group. They thought she went to a special bakery had it made just for them. There is some truth to that... Thanks again for another great / easy recipe.

Very easy

by j. jigna , , on Dec. 2009

I had bought mini morsels and I wanted something easy to make. Great recipe. Beats cutting the shortbread cookies by a cutter.


by L. Lisa , Turnersville, NJ on Nov. 2009

Ok, I have to add to the wonderful reviews I already read to say, "Wow...another great shortbread recipe!" These bars melt in your mouth! I love the combination of shortbread and chocolate. These do not disappoint. Mine did not puff up like the picture...maybe with more batter, but they flattened out more since they are baked in a 9x13 pan. Still delicious...the perfect bite of shortbread and chocolate!


by A. Alex , on Oct. 2009

These cookies were so delicious!The recipe was really easy to follow. I loved putting the chocolate chips on top of the cookies to create the topping. The texture was fantastic, and these are my all time favorite cookies~