Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Hearts

Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Hearts

Treat someone special to these Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Hearts!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 dozen (3-inch) cookies
Author: Ginnie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate

Instructions

Prepare cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
  • Cream butter and sugar using a stand mixer or hand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and salt.
  • Add flour and mix until just blended.
  • Gather dough into a ball and place on a floured board. Roll out dough with a rolling pin to about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Use a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Gather any scraps and reroll them to get more cookies.
  • Transfer cookies to baking sheets. Bake until cookies begin to get golden around edges, about 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Decorate cookies:

  • Chop chocolate into medium pieces and place in a small bowl. Melt chocolate using a microwave (or on the stove). Do not overheat.
  • Dip cookies into chocolate or use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over cookies.
  • Transfer decorated cookies to parchment lined baking sheets. Place cookies in freezer until chocolate sets.
  • Enjoy cookies immediately or store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!
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