Posted by: njbrown | June 30, 2012

Toblerone Shortbread Cookies

Toblerone Shortbread Cookies

I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like shortbread, and it’s the rare person who doesn’t like chocolate.  These cookies are a decadent combination of the two.  Toblerone bars are recent in my life, but I really enjoy the original version with milk chocolate, almonds, honey and nougat.

In doing a little research, I learned that the triangular sections of the bars are thought to be meant to look like the Matterhorn, since the company was founded in Bern, Switzerland.  However, the originator’s son said the shape was taken from a formation done by dancers at the Folies Bergère  I like the Matterhorn explanation, and the box shows a picture of the famous mountain – not dancers.

My thanks to my young friend, Genieve, who brought these cookies to a church pot luck.  We all thought they were wonderful.  I begged for the recipe, and she graciously provided it. This recipe differs from many shortbread recipes in that it uses cornstarch for a “melt in your mouth” result.

Toblerone Shortbread Cookies

(Makes approximately 60)


  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 lb butter, softened
  • 5 Toblerone bars
    Each Toblerone 100 g. bar has 12 sections.


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Whip butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch, and flour. Beat on low for one minute, then on higher speed for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Roll dough into small balls-approximately one inch in diameter.  Place balls on baking sheet lined with silicone sheet or parchment about 2 inches apart, and firmly press a section of Toblerone into the centre of each ball.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to brown
  5. Remove from baking sheet when cooled enough not to crumble, and continue cooling on wire rack.




  1. Tell me, don’t you have the impression that this blog is addictive? Well done!

    • Thank you!


  2. These cookies look SOFT and delicious!

    • Thank you, Brittany –

      They are!

      Best wishes,


  3. I have always wanted to try a cookie that is made with cornstarch, I bet it does melt in your mouth! They look quite yummy!

  4. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe! =)

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