Rich, buttery, tender shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I love shortbread cookies, they are one of my all-time favourites. I remember as a kid, visiting my Nan and Granddad, they’d always have these in the biscuit tin, and I’d always be lucky enough to be allowed to pick two out instead of just one 😉

The flavour of these shortbread cookies is just so divine. They are deliciously buttery, and sweet. The cornflour makes them extra tender, and melt-in-your-mouth. Perfection.

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Shortbread cookies are one of the most popular recipes made at Christmas. That’s no surprise, when you can make these into any shape you like, dip them in chocolate, and decorate them with festive sprinkles!

Because butter is the main flavour in these cookies, make sure to pick a good quality butter for best results. Try to use pure vanilla extract, too. These cookies will be gone in no time!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Enjoy!

Yield: 18

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

20 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

28 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 190g plain flour
  • 65g cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 226g unsalted butter, softened
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For Dipping
  • 300g milk chocolate (you can use dark, or white chocolate, too!)
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cornflour, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using a handheld, or stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in the vanilla. Gently stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
  3. Bring the dough together, then flatten, and wrap in clingfilm. Chill for at least one hour, or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350F/176C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and set aside.
  5. Take the dough out of the fridge, and leave for 10 minutes to let it soften slightly. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/4" thick circle. Cut out shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter, and place on the prepared baking tray. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes (this will firm up the dough, so the cookies keep their shape whilst baking). Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Leave to cool for a couple of minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For Dipping
  7. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate. Microwave on high in 10 second intervals, stirring between intervals, until melted.
  8. Dip half of a cooled cookie into the melted chocolate, then place on baking paper, and leave to set. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Repeat with all the cookies.
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37 Comments

37 Comments on Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

  1. Sammie
    December 17, 2015 at 7:18 pm (1 year ago)

    These shortbread cookies look beautiful and absolutely delicious. Sammie.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Sammie!

      Reply
  2. Naa
    December 17, 2015 at 7:26 pm (1 year ago)

    I definitely intend to bake cookies this Christmas! Yours looks so easy and delicious! I have to try yours.

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    • Marsha
      December 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Naa! Enjoy!

      Reply
  3. Christie
    December 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Shortbread are my favorite too. Yours are so beautiful dipped in chocolate

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Christie!

      Reply
  4. Daniela Apostol
    December 17, 2015 at 10:55 pm (1 year ago)

    Delicious! I can see myself having some with my favourite tea, Earl Grey. Yummy!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Daniela!

      Reply
  5. Derek
    December 17, 2015 at 11:33 pm (1 year ago)

    The baking queen strikes again! One of our favorites from you. So good!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 7:47 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Derek! 😀

      Reply
  6. kushi
    December 18, 2015 at 12:12 am (1 year ago)

    oh my! These look so beautiful and delicious dear. Want to have some right now 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 7:46 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kushi! 🙂

      Reply
  7. Emily
    December 18, 2015 at 1:38 am (1 year ago)

    These look so delicious! I bet they would taste good dipped in white chocolate too!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 7:46 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Emily!

      Reply
  8. Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    December 18, 2015 at 2:55 am (1 year ago)

    These cookies look amazing! I always associate shortbread cookies with Christmas. I think I would sneak more than two of these cookies 😉

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 7:45 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Cathleen! 🙂

      Reply
  9. Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
    December 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm (1 year ago)

    Very pretty cookies! Love the dipping chocolate part and little sprinkles!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 5:12 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Ilona!

      Reply
  10. Carolyn
    December 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Ooh those look delicious. Not that shortbread needs improving but anything can be improved with chocolate, yum yum!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Carolyn!

      Reply
  11. Kevin | Keviniscooking
    December 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm (1 year ago)

    Shortbread cookies are one of my favs and with a little dip in that luscious chocolate – yes!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 9:11 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kevin!

      Reply
  12. Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    December 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Beautiful cookies! These totally get me in the mood for Christmas morning… dipping these into a hot cup of coffee 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Tara! 🙂

      Reply
  13. Jeannie
    December 19, 2015 at 6:00 am (1 year ago)

    These cookies look delicious! I’ve been wanting to make a cookie like this for awhile… will have to try these!

    Reply
  14. Ann {Created To Cook}
    December 20, 2015 at 2:46 am (1 year ago)

    I LOVE short bread cookies… and dipping them in chocolate and Christmas colored sprinkles takes them over the top.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 20, 2015 at 10:52 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Ann!

      Reply
  15. Ritu Ahuja
    December 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Wow!! the best cookies I have seen so far. They look delicious.. Love it. Yum Yum 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Ritu!

      Reply
  16. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm (1 year ago)

    Shortbread cookies are one of my favorites too, Marsha! Yours look like buttery perfection! LOVE the little chocolate dip and the sprinkles! I could use a few tins of these right now! Cheers, doll!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

      Reply
  17. Marvellina @ What To Cook Today
    December 21, 2015 at 9:32 pm (1 year ago)

    These are beautifully photographed and I seriously can’t think of anybody who doesn’t like shortbread !!!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 21, 2015 at 10:22 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Marvellina!

      Reply
  18. Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    December 22, 2015 at 4:12 am (1 year ago)

    I love shortbread too! These look gorgeous! Love that chocolate dip!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Jess!

      Reply
  19. Kelly
    December 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm (1 year ago)

    Love shortbread cookies! These are so pretty and festive!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      December 22, 2015 at 1:32 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kelly!

      Reply

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