Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies - a sweet treat for your Valentine! Delicious shortbread cookies are so easy to make in any shape and perfect dipped in chocolate and decorated!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate shortbread cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 44 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 116 kcal
Author Anna


for the cookies:

  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder I used Hershey's
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

for the chocolate glaze:

  • 3 oz . semi-sweet chocolate I used Hershey's Special Dark
  • 2 tsp vegetable or canola oil


  • pink sprinkles
US Customary - Metric


to make the cookies:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds or until creamy. Add sugar and beat 4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  2. In another mixing bowl, sift the flour, salt and cocoa powder together. Make sure there are no clumps of cocoa powder.
  3. Add half of the dry ingredients to creamed butter and mix well.
  4. Add the rest of flour mixture and beat until well combined.
  5. Mix the batter on medium speed for 1 more minute.
  6. Place the cookie dough on a sheet of parchment paper.
  7. Cover with another sheet of paper and roll out into a disk. Place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  9. Roll out the dough 1/4" thick, between the two sheets of parchment paper.
  10. Cut out cookies. Reroll any scraps of dough and cut out cookies until no dough remains.
  11. Place cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  12. Bake 13 to 15 minutes (the magic number for me was 14 minutes). Let cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
  13. Cool completely before glazing.

to make the glaze:

  1. Place chocolate chunks and oil in a microwave-safe bowl or cup and microwave in 10 to 15 seconds intervals until the chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth.
  2. Dip one side of each cookie.
  3. Lay back on a parchment paper sheet.
  4. Add sprinkles.
  5. Let cool until the glaze is set.

Recipe Notes

Recipe source: old family recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.