Perfect little shortbread cookies. Dip them in chocolate and top with nuts, coconut, and crushed candy canes. Not too sweet and a great Christmas cookie! Freezes well and dough can be made a day or two ahead. These are good plain, or you can melt some chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, or white) and dip one end of the cookie. You can then dip the chocolate end in chopped nuts, crushed candy canes, coconut, jimmies, or decorating sugar. Or, add a little grated orange peel or chopped candied ginger to the chocolate when you melt it for another great flavor. Place on waxed paper to harden.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 cookies
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Beat butter in a large bowl until creamy and fluffy. Mix flour, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract into the creamed butter to form a dough. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Press the dough balls with the bottom of a glass until dough is flattened to 1/2-inch thick.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are light brown, 10 to 13 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.5g 3% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterol 16.3mg 5% DV; sodium 43.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2013
What a great cookie. I love the shape and chocolate dopped end can be sprinkled with anything. We used Christmas sprinkles. I had already made one butter cookie so instead of vanilla I used almond extract. It was fabulous! Thanks for such a great cookie! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2020
I found them to be a very tender crumbly cookie. Read More
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2013
What a great cookie. I love the shape and chocolate dopped end can be sprinkled with anything. We used Christmas sprinkles. I had already made one butter cookie so instead of vanilla I used almond extract. It was fabulous! Thanks for such a great cookie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2015
Great cookie. Easy to make but had to bake longer than time stated. I had problems smushing the cookie with the glass till I tore off a little strip of parchment paper and put it between the cookie and the glass. Made it super easy to flatten. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2013
Followed the recipe just as instructed. These cookies taste great and are incredibly easy to make. It made about 65 cookies(plus whatever my 3 year old ate as I was placing the balls of dough on the sheet). We added dried cranberries because they had been in the pantry for a while and 1/2 cup m&m's that were left from Easter. They seem like they would taste great with crushed nuts too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2012
What a fabulous recipe! Not only are these cookies delicious they present very well. My taste testers loved them! They are sure to be a hit on Christmas Eve.....thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2013
Very good cookies. They have a nice texture and not too sweet just right. I dipped each cookie halfway in melted chocolate and sprinkled on finely chopped walnuts. Delicious and pretty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2014
These are so good. Around Christmas time try dipping it in white chocolate and put crunched candy canes on the white chocolate. So so so good I made little baskets and gave them out on Christmas to my friends. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2013
Perfect shortbread cookie taste like store bought but wayyyyy better. Super easy. Dipping them in chocolate is the perfect finishing touch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2015
Easy versatile cookie you can pretty much do anything with it. If you mix by hand it's not crumbly at all like another review said. You can switch out the vanilla extract to lemon almond orange or mint extract. I'm sure there are many options. Another bonus with this cookie is you can make so many different variations. I do have to cook these about 6 minutes longer than stated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2014
Delicious cookies. I loved how easy the recipe was. I also dipped some of the cookies in chocolate and added hazelnuts as well. I will be making these again. Thank you sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2020
I found them to be a very tender crumbly cookie. Read More