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A stack of 3 chocolate dipped shortbread cookies with a glass of milk

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Cookies

These chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies are butttery, melt-in-your-mouth morsels of deliciousness. Perfect for your Christmas cookie tray or whenever you need a classic, easy shortbread recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Shortbread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 177kcal


  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter (3 sticks) - softened but not melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 12 oz chocolate, finely chopped milk, dark or semi-sweet - I use 4 oz milk chocolate and 8 oz 50% dark chocolate
  • ¼ teaspoon vegetable oil
  • holiday sprinkles optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl - sift together the cornstarch and flour.
  • Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture about ½ at a time until all the flour is incorporated. If the dough feels sticky, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Form the dough into balls about 2 teaspoons in size (about the size of a ping pong ball) and place 2 inches apart on the lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake 1 sheet at a time for 12-15 minutes or until the tops look set.
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  • Place the chopped chocolate in a large, heat-proof bowl.
  • Microwave on medium power for 45 -second intervals, stirring between each interval until melted. Stir in the vegetable oil.
  • Dip ½ of each cookie in the melted chocolate (or simply spread the chocolate on half of each cookie with a knife or the back of a spoon, and optionally add a few sprinkles on top of each cookie.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg