Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies Recipe -
Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Mini Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Dec 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.

Dec 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.


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Oct 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!

Sep 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*).

Sep 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. :)

Aug 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.

Feb 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.

Sep 15, 2013

This is a very tasty shortbread cookie that could not have been any easier to make. I followed the recipe except to make the cookies about half the size indicated. I yielded about 48 cookies and the beauty of this recipe is you can put them all on one cookie sheet and bake them all at once, since they dont rise. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, patticake. We absolutely love them!


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  • Calories
  • 378 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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