Shortbread with Chocolate...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite cookie recipes.  
And not just any cookie but Shortbread...

Shortbread Cookies 

  • 1 1/2 cups of butter softened (3 sticks)
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour

Begin by creaming the butter until it is soft and fluffy.
Then add the confectioner's sugar and vanilla.
Add the flour, a little at a time until it is all combined.
Divide the dough into two discs and wrap in plastic wrap.  
Refrigerate for two hours or overnight.  
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and using a round cookie cutter, begin to cut out shapes.
Place the cut out shapes onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown slightly. 
Cool completely before dipping half the cookie into melted chocolate then dip the cookie into chopped walnuts, colored sprinkles or chopped peppermint candies.  
Place the cookies on a piece of wax paper to completely harden before storing in plastic containers. 

Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight...

Using a round shaped cookie cutter, cut out your cookies.  Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and cook at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes...

Let the cookies cool completely before dipping in melted chocolate.  I used candy melts but you can also use melted chocolate chips...

Dip half the cookie in the melted chocolate and then in chopped walnuts...

Let the cookies harden completely before storing in plastic containers...

Dark chocolate...


This is the first year that I used the candy melts for the dipping chocolate.
I will definitely use them again!
They melted so easy and dipping was just beautiful.

Store your shortbread cookies in a plastic storage container. You can layer them, just use wax paper in between each layer.  This cookie is really DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL!


  1. So glad your whole family is home w/you this year, so making cookies is very special! Which look D I V I N E, by the way ;)

    Merry Christmas to you & your family!

  2. Looks so yummy, Lois, I love shortbread. Olivia looks so great, always so beautiful. I was looking at her thinking of how much she has grown in the past few years. I know it is such a blessing to have her home for Christmas.
    Susan and I are following your tips for holiday eating. `smiling`
    Wishing you and your family a very blessed and joyous Christmas.

  3. These look WONDERFUL...I love shortbread...If I had a little more time I might be tempted to make these up...but I still need to make those jammies today and finish a little wrapping and be done by 4 so we can go to the candlelight ceremony tonight. Maybe tomorrow? haha Have a good day Lois. What are those green swirl ones I see?

  4. So happy for you the Colonel is home this year for Christmas.

    The shortbread cookies look GREAT.

    Merry Christmas!!

  5. I'm so glad you're together this year for a relaxed, happy Christmas! The cookies look tasty!

  6. Your cookies look so good. I love shortbread. I am so glad you are having a wonderful Christmas this year with all your loved ones home! Blessings to you and your family.

  7. I so enjoy your blog! What fun to have your daughter home to bake cookies with. The dark chocolate looks especially yummy to me!
    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy every minute.

  8. They look so yummy! All the ingredients I love.
    Olivia is so pretty and I'm sure a great helper to Mom.
    Merry Christmas, Lois!

  9. Somehow I knew you would be cooking. Yum. Merry Christmas to you - have a blessed Christmas.

  10. These sure do look absolutely fabulously delicious and yummy! :) I know your Christmas was wonderful with those very dear people in your family all together!

    Blessings! Lorraine

  11. Thanks a lot for your recipe :-)