Sunday, December 7, 2008

Chocolate dipped chocolate chip shortbread

I made these cookies last year for my Christmas cookie trays. They were by far John's favorite cookies that I made for the cookie trays. I had just enough mini chips left in the house to make these so I figured I might as well make them for John. I don't know the origins of this recipe, I found it over a year ago when I never in a million years thought I'd be making a food blog. If it happens to originate from your blog, please let me know and I will happily give you credit.

I love these cookies and I am sure you will too. They are easy to make and really yummy. They are a little fragile so be sure they are 100% cooled before dipping them in chocolate. Also, be sure to store them in a single layer.

1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar
2 cups of flour
1 cup of Nestle mini chocolate chips, divided into two 1/2 cup portions
1tbsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350.

Combine all ingredients together, except chocolate chips. The dough will most likely need to be formed using your hands in order to really work the butter into the flour mixture. Stir in chips.

Shape heaping tablespoons of dough into 3" logs. Place on non-stick or lightly greased cookie sheets.

Bake until the bottoms are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on waxed paper, carefully, to cool.

Once cool, melt the other 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Carefully dip the shortbread 1/3 of the way up into the chocolate.

Allow chocolate to cool. Store in a single layer.


  1. This is a great way to end a busy weekend. Good job babe these were delicious.

  2. These look delicious! I'm a fan of shortbread so I'm sure I'll love these!

  3. these look good too! with all the yummy desserts, i'm surprised John isn't a chunkster by now :D

  4. I love shortbread and chocolate. I just flaged these to make, I have all the ingredients in the house. I may just have to make them tomorrow during my baking day!

  5. Oh my gosh I have been baking these cookies for about 16 years at Christmas, the recipe was in a Ladies Home Journal magazine....I just posted a picture of my cookies last week :)