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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies are all the goodness of melt-in-your-mouth shortbread combined with a little bit of chocolate.  Your family will love these easy tasty cookies!

A stack of Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies with mini chocolate chips and dipped in melted chocolate.

These cookies look so fancy and impressive, but guess what? They only require a handful of ingredients and are super easy to make. You’ve got to love that! On top of all that, they are also super tasty. These are great for a tea party, baby shower, brunch, or just for a regular old treat. We’ve dipped these cookies in melted chocolate, but you also don’t have to dip them in chocolate at all. It adds a fun and fancy finishing touch and a higher chocolate content, but you can also have these cookies plain as well.

Do I need a stand mixer to make Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

You will need either a hand mixer or a stand mixer for this recipe to adequate beat together the butter and powdered sugar. 

Chocolate Chips:

We love adding chocolate chips to our shortbread cookies, but you can always make a plain shortbread cookie without them. 

Can I use cookie cutters? 

These cookies hold their shape which means you can cut them in squares or rectangles as shown, or you can use cookie cutters to come up with your own shape. Smaller cookie cutters may require a slightly shorter cooking time so be sure to watch them closely.

Rachel holds a rectangle shaped chocolate chip shortbread cookie dipped in melted chocolate

Storage Instructions: 

Store your cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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A stack of Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies with mini chocolate chips and dipped in melted chocolate.
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies are all the goodness of melt-in-your-mouth shortbread combined with a little bit of chocolate. Your family will love these easy tasty cookies!
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 8 oz melting chocolate wafers
Instructions
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Add in flour and mix just until flour disappears. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  • Transfer dough to a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag, or place between two layers of plastic wrap. Roll until 1/4 inch thick. Refrigerate on a flat surface until firm, about 1 to 2 hours.
  • Remove dough from plastic and use a butter knife to cut into equal-sized squares or rectangles. Transfer cut pieces to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes, until edges are just lightly kissed with brown.
  • Melt dipping chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl by microwaving on high for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between. Dip cookies in chocolate covering 1/3 or 1/2 of the cookie and transfer to parchment paper to harden.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Shortbead Cookies
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