plate of chocolate dipped shortbread cookies with christmas sprinkles

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies are a simple, from-scratch, shortbread cookie dipped in dark chocolate that's perfect for dunking in milk, coffee, hot chocolate...Santa won't be disappointed with these shortbread Christmas cookies!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate dipped shortbread cookies
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 dozen
Calories: 1439kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Ghiradelli baking chips or whatever chocolate chips/chopped chocolate you have on hand
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil optional
  • Christmas sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until just combined, then mix in vanilla.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt then add it to the butter mixture.
  • Mix on low speed until ingredients start to form a solid dough. This will take quite a few minutes to come together.
  • Once a dough has formed, take out of bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Shape into a flat disk, wrap in plastic, and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll dough into approximately 1/2" thick rectangle.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut dough into 1" wide rectangles or use cookie cutters to make shapes.
  • Place cookies on prepared baking.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are just brown.
  • Once cookies are completely cooled, place chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir and continue to heat for 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.
  • Dunk half of each cookie into the chocolate and sprinkle with your favorite topping. Place on a piece of wax paper until completely cooled.


The amount of cookies this will make will depend on which size cookie cutters you're using.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1439kcal | Carbohydrates: 164g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 2226IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 6mg
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