Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

These are an elegant addition to a Christmas cookie plate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar, add flour and vanilla.
  2. Pinch of 1/2" balls of dough, roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet.
  3. Use the tines of a fork to flatten cookies.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Remove from baking sheet, cool 10-15 minutes.
  6. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate.
  7. Chill to set chocolate.


Most Helpful

Took these to a cookie exchange and they were a hit. I used Scharfen-Berger semi-sweet chocolate instead of chocolate chips. Shaped the cookies into little sort-of squares instead of pressing down with a fork, and so they were half dipped in chocolate. Also I dipped them in chopped pistachios after the chocolate so they looked great with the green nuts on the chocolate and tasted even better with a little saltiness from the nuts to go along with the chocolate. Loved them. Will make them again and again.

Gay Gilmore December 26, 2001

A very well written out recipe. With easily available ingredients and the world's favourite "C" item in them, these just were PERFECT! I did not flatten these out because when I tried doing that, they would simply break. So, I shaped them into shells, rounds, squares, ovals, and many more shapes(some twists n turns here n there n what figures emerged!). I licked my fingers clean after dipping them in chocolate!! These are addictive!!! I will make them for my hubby for sure if we had to ever fight and I would be in the wrong:)!!! Thanks so so much for sharing this recipe. U made my day and many more to come!

Charishma_Ramchandani February 02, 2002

Heaven in your mouth! Brought these to a Christmas Dinner... Nothing but compliments. I rolled them in chopped pecans after dipping in chocolate...

Elena Bedner December 28, 2001

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