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chocolate dipped shortbread cookies

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are made with plenty of butter and only a few other ingredients. They’re cooked at a low heat until they become crumbly.
Course sweets
Cuisine British
Keyword butter, chocolate, christmas cookie, cookie, shortbread
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 236kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon flakey sea salt


  • Heat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, flour, sugar, vanilla and kosher salt until the crumbs form and the mixture just comes together, about 1 minute. The dough will be very crumbly.
  • Turn out onto a workspace lined with a piece of plastic wrap. Gather dough into a 3½” x 1⅕” rectangle and wrap, pressing to hold together. Cover in the plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Cut the shortbread into ½” slices and arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet about 1” apart.
  • Use a fork and poke holes in the shortbread in an even pattern. Bake the shortbread until lightly golden brown on top, about 20 minutes. Let cool.
  • Melt chocolate using the double boiler method. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Set a heatproof bowl over the top and add the chocolate. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula until the chocolate melts.
  • Dip half the shortbread into the chocolate and set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with flakey sea salt and allow to dry completely, about.1 hour.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg