Toblerone Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Toblerone Cookies, delicious buttery and soft, are the perfect festive holiday shortbread recipe prepared with Switzerland’s iconic mountain-shaped chocolate bar.

These yummy Christmas cookies are made with a buttery dough flavoured with almond extract and finely chopped Toblerone bars.

Each cookie dough ball is topped with a piece of Toblerone chocolate before baking in the oven until lightly browned. Once cooled, they’re eye-catching and mouth-watering.

Our easy homemade Toblerone Shortbread Cookies are the perfect dessert idea for Swiss chocolate lovers at a holiday potluck or Christmas party!

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What Are Toblerone Cookies?

Toblerone Cookies are a decadent dessert celebrating Switzerland favourite chocolate bar.

Toblerone is a Swiss chocolate brand which has been produced in Bern, Switzerland, since 1908.

The iconic Swiss chocolate bar is known for its distinctive shape, a series of joined triangular prisms and lettering engraved in the chocolate. The logo features an image of the famous mountain peak, the Matterhorn, located at the alpine resort in Zermatt.

Toblerone was created by Emil Baumann & Theodor Tobler. Emil Baumann, the cousin of Theodor Tobler, created the unique recipe consisting of milk chocolate including nougat, almonds, and honey. Theodor Tobler came up with the distinctive triangular shape and packaging. The product’s name is a portmanteau combining Tobler’s name with the Italian word torrone, which is a type of nougat.

Toblerone Chocolate Bars are sold year round but promoted heavily during special holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas.

We wanted to bake the ultimate shortbread cookie for Toblerone lovers. The results are a mouth-watering dessert featuring a soft and buttery shortbread cookie topped with a decadent Toblerone slice.

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Traditional Toblerone Shortbread Cookies recipe ingredients.
Traditional Toblerone Shortbread Cookies recipe ingredients.

Travel to Switzerland by Baking Toblerone Cookies at Home

I love traveling to Europe!

I’ve had the opportunity to visit Switzerland four times to discover the best authentic Swiss dishes, which are served everywhere from cozy local restaurants to luxurious Michelin starred dining rooms. I’ve explored the best Swiss Chocolate Shops and even learned to make traditional Tartiflette Reblochon at home.

Over the years I’ve written numerous stories on popular Swiss travel destinations such as Geneva, Lugano, Gruyere, Montreux, Lausanne, Bern, Andermatt, Zermatt, Basel, Burgenstock, Lucerne, Zurich, Interlaken and St. Gallen.

What I find most fascinating is Switzerland’s distinct regional food cultures. Much like the regional cuisines found in France, Germany, Italy or Spain, each city and town seems to have its own local speciality.

I visited endless Swiss pastry shops, bakeries and chocolate boutiques to satiate my sweet tooth. At one luxury hotel I encountered a decadent dessert table featuring a platter of Toblerone Cookies. The pastry chef had prepared the cookies with a classic shortbread dough and I fell in love the moment they slipped into my mouth!

Once back home you’ll have a newfound appreciation for Swiss sweets and can impress friends and family by making our homemade Toblerone Cookies recipe!

Stuff shortbread cookie dough with a piece of Toblerone chocolate before baking.
Stuff shortbread cookie dough with a piece of Toblerone chocolate before baking.

My Family Loves Toblerone Shortbread Cookies

My family loves Toberlone!

My dad is a doctor and every holiday season he’d receive heaps of chocolates, bonbons and candies from his patients as a thank you. My sister and I would eagerly wait for him to get home each day leading up to the Christmas break, excited to see if a festive Toblerone Chocolate Bar was waiting to be unwrapped.

Since I knew my family loved Swiss chocolate I was excited to recipe test a decadent cookie featuring Switzerland’s Toblerone. I used the delicious dough from my Lindt Lindor Cookies recipe and then added finely chopped Toblerone bar.

The quick and easy cookie dough can be made in under 30 minutes, perfect for a last minute holiday dessert or sweet Christmas gift.

Many of my family and friends rank this recipe as the best cookie they’ve ever tasted. The shortbread bake into a perfectly soft and crumbly texture and are topped with a massive chunk of Toblerone.

We suggest doubling the recipe and storing a dozen cookie dough balls in a Ziplock bag in your freezer to enjoy later.

Find yourself hosting a last minute dinner, invited to an impromptu holiday party or simply have a craving for chocolate and hazelnuts? Place the frozen cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and they’ll be ready in under 20 minutes!

Toblerone Cookies on a baking sheet hot out of the oven.
Toblerone Cookies on a baking sheet hot out of the oven.

Shortbread Recipe Baking Tips

If it’s your first time baking Toblerone Cookies at home be sure to review our detailed step-by-step recipe below. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to get you started:

  • We suggest using a high quality rubber spatula when mixing the batter so you can easily stir and scrape down the side of the bowl.
  • We like to use a stand mixer to save time but you can go old school and prepare the dough using a large mixing bowl and spatula.
  • Bake the shortbread on a cookie sheet and use parchment paper so the cookies are easy to remove hot out of the oven.
  • We suggest purchasing a large 350g Toblerone Bar. Each slice of Toblerone is large enough to decorate the surface of the cookies to make the end product really eye catching.
  • You can add additional crunch to the cookie by adding chopped roasted hazelnuts, pecans or almonds.
  • Make the cookies extra decadent by adding 1 cup of chocolate chips into the shortbread dough.
Let Toblerone Cookies rest on a cooling rack before serving.
Let Toblerone Cookies rest on a cooling rack before serving.

What To Serve With Toblerone Cookies

There’s no better time to serve Toblerone Shortbread Cookies then during the holiday baking season. While these festive cookies can be enjoyed year round, we think they are a great way to use up Toblerone bars you’re gifted at Christmas. We often bake them for New Years Eve parties for that very reason!

Stack the cookies on a plate or spread them across a tray as an easy dessert that requires no utensils and minimal cleanup. If you’re keen to gift homemade Christmas cookies at a holiday party pack them in a festive tin with a thank you card to your host.

We most often like to serve the cookies on their own, or with a hot pot of tea or coffee.

You can also serve a decadent ice cream sundae by placing one of the cookies in a bowl and serving with a scoop of homemade Gianduja Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream, chopped hazelnuts and drizzle of warm Nutella. Since kids love ice cream sandwiches, you can simply smush two Toblerone Shortbread between a scoop of ice cream and serve.

While Toblerone Cookies can be enjoyed year round, we especially like to serve them at holiday cookie swaps and at New Years Parties.

Toblerone Cookies Photo Image.
Toblerone Cookies Photo Image.

Baking Tools

Before baking Toblerone Cookies you’ll need to ensure you have the correct equipment in your kitchen. We’ve linked the ingredients and supplies below on Amazon to make your online shopping experience easy.

This Toblerone Cookies recipe is perfect for shortbread lovers.
This Toblerone Cookies recipe is perfect for shortbread lovers.

Storing Cookies

If you have leftovers cookies, slip them into Tupperware containers or zip lock bags and store in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze leftover cookies for up to 3 months.

We love serving Toblerone Cookies at festive Christmas parties.
We love serving Toblerone Cookies at festive Christmas parties.

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How To Make Homemade Toblerone Shortbread Cookies

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Toblerone Shortbread Cookies

How to make festive holiday Toblerone Cookies. Our easy Christmas Shortbread recipe features decadent Swiss Toblerone chocolate bars.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Toblerone Cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 365kcal


  • baking sheet
  • Stand Mixer
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • French knife


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1.5 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 100 g Toblerone Bar finely chopped
  • 200 g Toblerone Bar sliced into large chunks


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a stand up mixer with a paddle attachement cream butter, sugar and almond extract until light and fluffy.
  • Add flour and cornstarch gradually while beating continuously. Add chopped Toblerone pieces.
  • Drop 2 tablespoons worth of dough and slightly flatten onto baking sheet. Squish a Toblerone chunk into the middle of each cookie.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool on a rack before serving.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.8g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13.7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 21.9g | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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