A few weeks back I asked for some suggestions to finish this cookie journey and a friend suggested shortbread. I already sort of had it on my radar but that sealed the deal. I found this recipe on The Stay at Home Chef and it is great. It was really easy. I made it on the later side one night and left it in the fridge overnight. The next morning it was ready to bake. Once cooled I dipped some of them in chocolate and left some as is. My daughter especially loved the dipped cookies! This recipe does not make a ton, so if you are looking to make a lot of cookies I would double the recipe. You also can cut them into different shapes, you may just have to adjust the baking time. These are a fabulous holiday cookie, but would be delicious anytime of the year. Enjoy!!
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies (click here for the original recipe)
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 8 ounces melting chocolate wafers, dark or milk, whatever you prefer
What to do…
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl if using a hand mixer, cream the butter and powdered sugar together.
- Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add in flour and mix until just combined.
- Stir in mini chocolate chips.
- Transfer dough to a piece of plastic wrap. Place another piece on top. (You can also put dough into a gallon sized zip-lock bag for this step. My grocery store has limits on bags, so I used plastic wrap, but using the bag will give you straight edges and make cutting a cinch)
- Roll until 1/4 inch thick. Wrap tightly if using plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven 325 degrees Fahrenheit
- Remove dough from plastic and cut into equal-sized rectangles.
- Bake for approximately 18 minutes. Baking time will vary based on size and shape. Edges should only be very slightly light brown when done.
- Melt dipping chocolate in a bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between. Dip cookies in chocolate covering as much as you want.
- Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and put in the refrigerator to harden.