Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 18 mins

A great recipe for the Holiday Season coming up -

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until combined. On slow speed, beat in flour and salt until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; chill until very firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until 1/8 inch thick. Cut out hearts,or the cutter of your choice, with a 2-inch cutter. Transfer cookies to an ungreased baking sheet. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 300F with rack in center. Press the tines of a fork into each cookie to make designs. Bake until just beginning to brown around the edges, about 19 minutes. Cookies will keep in an airtight container for about 5 days.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl, on the top of a double boiler, over 1-inch of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Stir in the oil. Dip half or one-third of each cookie into the chocolate mixture. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to dry, or place them on parchment paper in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve.
Most Helpful

I was skeptical about this recipe, but it was good. The dough was VERY difficult to work with at first because of all that butter, so I had to soften it up a bit before I could roll it. Also, I rolled my cookies a bit thicker and used my average sized star shaped cutter and only got about 2 dozen cookies. But they taste very yummy. :)

Kate DeMello December 19, 2008

I've made these cookies many times. They are easy to make and taste fabulous. Everyone loves them and they look great, too. Definitely make them.

mami November 10, 2006