My sister and I have been making these cookies for years. They are simple and delicious without the eggs! Double the recipe, they go fast.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until dough is smooth. Reserve 1/4 the chocolate chips; stir remaining chips into dough until evenly distributed. Roll dough into 24 small logs and place a baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until slightly golden around the edges, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Melt shortening in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; stir in reserved chocolate chips until melted, about 5 minutes. Dip cookies into chocolate and return to baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 39g; fat 25.1g; cholesterol 40.7mg; sodium 112.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2012
Very very good - I made 2 and 2/3 batch (because that's how many chips I had) and used all butter, 1 stick margarine. was nervous as I've not had a lot of luck with shortbread BUT this dough was awesome to work with. We ended up though creating 4 times the number of cookies called for - if we had made it according to the directions the cookie logs would have been way too big. The end result was thumb-sized cookies. Because there were so many more cookies I was worried we didn't have enough of the melted chocolate so instead of dipping, just put the melted chocolate in a bag, snipped the end and drizzled. Much faster, same taste. I'm actually glad we didn't dip - might have been too chocolatey. Also, next time might use just a bit fewer chips in the dough - there are a LOT. But overall, delicious, easy and will probably be one of my Christmas standards from now on. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2019
These cookies looked so cute on the photo I decided to make them. I bake all the time - and it is NOT possible without adding some milk to be able to shape logs or anything else out of this dough-as it is too dry to hold together. The reviews I read with 5 nobody mentioned that it was impossible to shape - so anyone who is making this recipe please be aware that the recipe as is will make a dry dough. I nor my family was impressed by this recipe taste sorry to say...it is just Ok and will NOT make it again. Read More
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2012
Very very good - I made 2 and 2/3 batch (because that's how many chips I had) and used all butter, 1 stick margarine. was nervous as I've not had a lot of luck with shortbread BUT this dough was awesome to work with. We ended up though creating 4 times the number of cookies called for - if we had made it according to the directions the cookie logs would have been way too big. The end result was thumb-sized cookies. Because there were so many more cookies I was worried we didn't have enough of the melted chocolate so instead of dipping, just put the melted chocolate in a bag, snipped the end and drizzled. Much faster, same taste. I'm actually glad we didn't dip - might have been too chocolatey. Also, next time might use just a bit fewer chips in the dough - there are a LOT. But overall, delicious, easy and will probably be one of my Christmas standards from now on. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2013
Made for Recipe Group. Loved how easy to make they are. I made all sorts of different shapes. They do spread a bit and had a few that touched when done. I didn't use all the chips in the batter and melted the chocolate and drizzled stripes over with a ziploc. Look very nice and will go on the holiday cookie tray! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
We followed the recipe exactly EXCEPT we made the cookies much smaller. We ended up with 96 thumb-sized logs that we then drizzled the chocolate over rather than dipping them (since we had so many more to cover we wouldn't have had enough chocolate to dip them.) The dough was very easy to work with and drizzling the chocolate was so much faster than dipping. WAY YUMMY cookies! I will definitely make these again. although I might try lessening the amount of chocolate chips in the dough as there are a TON of chocolate chips and I love shortbread. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2013
Made these for Recipe Group...DELICIOUS! I made 1/2 batch (just to try) and got 22 cookies. These were so simple it's hard to believe that they turned out this good. Instead of dipping the I drizzled them w/ the chocolate for a prettier appearance. These are definitely going on the Christmas cookie baking list YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2013
Delicious shortbread cookie recipe with standard measurements being used for the butter flour and sugar. After measuring the chocolate chips and based on other reviews I knew it would have been too much for my taste so I cut the chocolate chips back to 1 cup and ran them through the food processor briefly to chop them finer. Instead of making logs I pressed the dough out to about 1/2 - 3/4" thickness on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and baked till the edges started turning golden (about 20 minutes) since I was not making logs. I let the cookie slab cool broke it apart and drizzled the pieces with chocolate. Good recipe patticake one I will make again (recipe made for RECIPE GROUP ). Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2013
Crunchy buttery and loaded with chocolate goodness - what else is there to say besides DELICIOUS? I used my small cookie scoop (1 Tablespoon) to form balls and then just made into logs. I dipped the shortbread cookie into the melted chocolate chips and used a toothpick to make little downward pointed designs. Just found a new recipe that will be a perfect addition to any cookie tray! Made for the Buzz Recipe Group and I thank you patticake for sharing your 5 star recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
I made this recipe without changes to take to a party where the only two people I knew were close friends of my significant other's ex-wife. Through clenched teeth they told me that these cookies were delicious. I can't imagine where you could possibly get a better more honest review. Clearly these cookies are excellent. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2014
This cookies are perfect dunkers. I enjoy eating them in the morning with coffee. I would suggest adding less chocolate chips to the base but that's just me. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2014
These were easy and delicious. I will make them again. I didn't like the way they looked rolled into logs (I couldn't get them to look like the ones in the pictures and I don't know why) so ended up rolling them out and cutting into rectangles.They ended up having a really nice presentation. I drizzled the chocolate instead of dipping. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2019
These cookies looked so cute on the photo I decided to make them. I bake all the time - and it is NOT possible without adding some milk to be able to shape logs or anything else out of this dough-as it is too dry to hold together. The reviews I read with 5 nobody mentioned that it was impossible to shape - so anyone who is making this recipe please be aware that the recipe as is will make a dry dough. I nor my family was impressed by this recipe taste sorry to say...it is just Ok and will NOT make it again. Read More
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