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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

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!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction
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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Yields 18

Ingredients

  • 190 g plain flour
  • 65 g cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 226 g unsalted butter softened
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Dipping

  • 300 g 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.

For Dipping

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate. Microwave on high in 10 second intervals, stirring between intervals, until melted.
  2. 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.

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Sammie
    December 17, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    These shortbread cookies look beautiful and absolutely delicious. Sammie.

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      Marsha
      December 17, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks, Sammie!

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    Naa
    December 17, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    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

      Thanks, Naa! Enjoy!

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    Christie
    December 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm

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

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      Marsha
      December 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks, Christie!

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    Daniela Apostol
    December 17, 2015 at 10:55 pm

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

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      Marsha
      December 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks, Daniela!

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    Derek
    December 17, 2015 at 11:33 pm

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

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      Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Thanks, Derek! 😀

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    kushi
    December 18, 2015 at 12:12 am

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

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      Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Thanks, Kushi! 🙂

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    Emily
    December 18, 2015 at 1:38 am

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

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Thanks, Emily!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    December 18, 2015 at 2:55 am

    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

      Thanks, Cathleen! 🙂

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    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
    December 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm

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

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 18, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks, Ilona!

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    Carolyn
    December 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    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

      Thanks, Carolyn!

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    Kevin | Keviniscooking
    December 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    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

      Thanks, Kevin!

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    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    December 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    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

      Thanks, Tara! 🙂

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    Jeannie
    December 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

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

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    Ann {Created To Cook}
    December 20, 2015 at 2:46 am

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

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      Marsha
      December 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Thanks, Ann!

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    Ritu Ahuja
    December 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    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

      Thanks, Ritu!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    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

      Thanks, Cheyanne!

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    Marvellina @ What To Cook Today
    December 21, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    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

      Thanks, Marvellina!

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    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    December 22, 2015 at 4:12 am

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

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks, Jess!

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    Kelly
    December 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Love shortbread cookies! These are so pretty and festive!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      December 22, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks, Kelly!

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