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The Best Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

The Best Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies- easy to make and you only need a few ingredients. Buttery and delicious these will be your new favorite cookie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 27 cookies
Calories 97kcal
Author Lisa


  • 12 tbs salted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Candy melts for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 325°F and spray a 9x13 dish with nonstick cooking spray then place parchment paper in the dish so the edges overhand the dish (this will make removing the cookies after baking really easy).
  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter until nice and smooth. (12 tbs salted butter)
    butter creamed in bowl
  • Once butter is creamed add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until combined. Scraping down the sides when needed. (½ cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla).
    sugar butter and vanilla creamed in bowl
  • On a low-speed mix in the flour until combined. (1 ½ cups flour)
    cookie dough before rolling really crumbly
  • Gather the dough together with your hands to form a smooth ball- try not to knead too much. Then press into prepared dish and flatten the top with a rolling pin or cup or jar.
    cookie dough in smooth ball bowl
  • Bake for 20 minutes. The edges with be just starting to turn golden. Remove from oven and carefully but quickly slice into bars and prick with a fork (to make it look like Walkers cookies if you want).
    cutting the shortbread cookies partway through baking
  • Return to oven and continue baking for 6-8 minutes. The top of the shortbread will be lightly golden. Then turn the oven off and leave the door cracked open and allow the shortbread to come to room temperature.
    shortbread cookies cut in pan
  • Once bars are cooled completely, melt your candy melts in the microwave. Make sure to use 50% power and check candy melts every 30 seconds, stir and continue heating until melted and smooth. Then dip the cookies into the chocolate and place on a parchment lined baking sheet until hardened.
    shortbread cookie being dipped in chocolate



Tips and Tricks
  • You can make this dough a day or several days ahead of time. Simply make the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. When you are ready to bake remove from the refrigerator an hour before needing to bake and then follow the instructions starting at step 5.
  • You can freeze this cookie dough as well! Simply make the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer safe ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 3 months! When ready to bake allow dough to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then remove from the refrigerator an hour before baking.
  • Want to use unsalted butter? No problem. Just add a pinch of salt with the flour.
  • If your edges are too brown after baking that is because the cookie was thinner there- it's still tasty!


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg