These Shortbread Cookies dipped in chocolate are classic Christmas cookies. They are buttery, absolutely melt-in-mouth and so easy to make. Practically 3 ingredients to make the cookies and some good quality chocolate to dip them into. That’s it.
Plus this shortbread cookie dough freezes so well. You can make a big batch and then freeze a part of it as a log. Later all you have to do is slice them up and bake. These cookies are perfect for your cookie jar.
These chocolate-dipped cookies make Christmas gifting so easy. You will get two dozen cookies out of this recipe, which means you can easily wrap them up in cookie envelopes to go into your holiday hampers.
These shortbread cookies are delicious on their own. To glam them up, you can dip them in chocolate and top with some chopped pistachio nuts. You can also play around with the dough and add a citrusy twist to it by adding orange zest or chopped candied orange peel. Or, you can add some coffee to it to pack some caffeine punch.
Meanwhile let’s check out the shortbread cookie recipe.
How to make Classic Shortbread Cookies – Ingredients list
- All-purpose Flour
- Butter – at room temperature
- Sugar – granulated
- Dark Chocolate Compound
I guess there are too many recipes on the internet for these shortbread cookies, where some call for cold butter whereas there are few like this one which uses butter at room temperature. We are going to whisk it till it becomes fluffy before incorporating sugar and flour into it.
In the end, you will get a lump which looks like it can barely hold itself together. Don’t worry, that’s the texture we are looking for. It is super dry and crumbly, and that would give us buttery and delicious shortbread cookies.
Preparing Ganache to dip the Shortbread Cookies. Troubleshooting Split Ganache.
Chop some dark chocolate and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Now, heat it in the Microwave Oven for 30 seconds on high power. Take it out and whisk it. Repeat as needed.
In case you see this becoming lumpy or watery liquid separating, then add a teaspoon of boiling hot water and whisk. Continue doing so till you get shiny melted chocolate ganache.
In case you are planning on some Holiday Baking, I have a couple of easy holiday baking recipes up here.
- Christmas Plum Cake
- Eggless Christmas Plum Cake
- Christmas Plum Cake – Mug Cake recipe
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Gingerbread Cake
- Fruit Mince Pies
- Spiced Apple Cake
- DIY Hot Cocoa Mix
- DIY Gingerbread Cookie Enchanted Forest
- Cranberry-Orange Biscotti
These Shortbread Cookies dipped in chocolate are classic Christmas cookies. They are buttery, absolutely melt-in-mouth and so easy to make. Practically 3 ingredients to make the cookies and some good quality chocolate to dip them into. That's it.
- 2 cups All-purpose Flour
- ½ cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Butter
- ¾ tsp Salt
Bring the butter to room temperature. Now whisk it in a mixing bowl till it becomes fluffy.
Now add the sugar and salt and whisk till the sugar has dissolved completely.
Now sieve the flour into it and bring everything together using a spatula. If you think it is too crumbly and dry, then add a teaspoon of cold water at a time to bring everything together in a lump.
Take half of the dough and roll it on a floured surface. Don't worry if it cracks, just push the edges inward to bring everything together. Roll till you get ¼th of an inch of thickness.
Now using a cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and place them on a baking tray lined with butter paper. Keep two inches of gap between the cookies. They don't spread but just to avoid crowding.
Repeat with the rest of the dough or keep it in the refrigerator packed in clingfilm wrap till you are ready to bake. You can also shape them into a log and wrap in a clingfilm wrap for later use.
Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180°C or 325°F for 18-20 minutes. When done the top of cookies should be dry and the bottom should be golden. You will see that the edges are also turning golden.
Take them out and allow them to cool on a wire rack. Later keep them in an airtight container.