Cute, buttery, chocolate dipped shortbread cookies are a cinch to make in 10 minutes, using store-bought cookies. They’re a real time saver during the holidays!Cute, buttery, chocolate dipped shortbread cookies are a cinch to make in 10 minutes, using store-bought cookies. They're a real time saver during the holidays!

If you’re looking for a quick and easy last minute Christmas treat (a shortcut) to take to a holiday party or give to friends, how about Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies? They LOOK great, taste wonderful, and only take about 10 minutes to make!

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Easy To Make, Using Store Bought Shortbread Cookies!

These festive looking goodies are so easy because… wait for it… YOU USE STORE-BOUGHT SHORTBREAD COOKIES! That’s a major time-saver right there, folks!

I don’t know about you, but the Christmas season seems to get quite busy, whether I want it to or not.  Why not take some of the holiday “stress” out of the day, and make these delicious decorated cookies in no time at all?

All you will need are some store-bought shortbread cookies (any shape or size), some milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips, a bit of vegetable shortening, and Christmas sprinkles to fancy the treats up a bit! I used an assortment of Walker’s Shortbread that my hubby bought in a huge tin at Costco (but Lorna Doone’s are wonderful, as well)! 

Ingredients necessary for chocolate dipped shortbread cookies.

The good part about using store-bought shortbread is that you can “make” as many cookies you want!

How To Make Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Spread a sheet of parchment paper on work surface. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in heat-proof bowl in microwave. 30 Seconds on High. Remove. Stir. 30 seconds on High. Remove. Stir. The chocolate should have melted.

If not, place back in for 15 seconds, being careful not to burn it.  Dip one end of the cookie into the melted chocolate mixture, making sure to cover all sides. (I use a spoon to help coat it with chocolate).

Dipping part of the shortbread cookie into chocolate.

As soon as the shortbread is covered to your liking, place it onto parchment paper. Once you set it down, don’t move it or the chocolate will smear.

Immediately garnish with colored sprinkles (sprinkle them on using your fingers) while chocolate is still wet. Do NOT dip the wet cookie into the sprinkles or it will be a BIG mess. Trust me!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies resting on parchment paper.

Repeat process until all cookies are decorated.  Let the cookies rest on the parchment paper without moving them until the chocolate has hardened.

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies are on parchment paper, until chocolate firms up.

Ready To EAT!

Once the chocolate is firm, transfer cookies to a serving plate, and serve.  See how cute they are?  I used an assortment of triangular, rectangular and circular shaped cookies!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies on a white serving plate, ready to eat!

The chocolate dipped shortbread cookies would be a perfect hostess gift for a special friend, or served on a pretty Christmas platter at a dessert buffet or Christmas party!

They look fancy, but no one needs to know how easy they were to make!  I mean, really… who wouldn’t like a sweet, buttery shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate, topped with “Christmasy” looking sprinkles?

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies, covered with colored sprinkles, on a white plate.

Our home is in the middle of a total kitchen remodel this Christmas season, so we have nothing in the kitchen at the moment except walls, floor and ceiling. I made the chocolate dipped shortbread cookies (pictured above) in October before construction began. They were wrapped and frozen, so I would still be able to give my neighbors plates of yummy goodies at Christmas, as is my tradition!

There may not be a kitchen available to me this year, but I can still give gifts of food! I might have even saved a few chocolate dipped shortbread cookies for my husband and I as well! Yum! Hope you’ll enjoy making and eating these Christmas cookies!

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
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Total Time
10 mins
Cute, buttery, chocolate dipped shortbread cookies are a cinch to make in 10 minutes, using store-bought cookies. They're a real time saver during the holidays!
Category: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate dipped shortbread cookies
Servings: 2 dozen
Calories Per Serving: 290 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 2 dozen store-bought shortbread cookies (any shape or size)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 HEAPING Tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • Christmas colored sprinkles
  1. Cover work surface with a sheet of parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate chips and shortening. Heat on high in microwave for 30 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave. Stir well. Place bowl back in microwave and microwave on high for an additional 30 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave. Stir well, until mixture is smooth. If necessary, place back in microwave for 15 seconds, then stir.
  3. Dip the end or part of the cookie in melted chocolate, being sure to coat all sides. Let excess drip back into bowl, then place cookie onto parchment paper and do not move it. Garnish cookie immediately with colored sprinkles while chocolate is still wet.
  4. Repeat process with all cookies. If necessary, make another 1/2 batch of melted chocolate to finish cookies or coat additional cookies. Let cookies rest on parchment paper for at least an hour or until chocolate has hardened. Transfer to serving platter, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Caloric calculation is based on using Walkers Shortbread. Caloric count will vary, based on the type of shortbread cookie used.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 290
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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