Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening
finely chopped nuts, optional (I use almonds)

In a large bowl combine butter, sugar and vanilla; beat till creamy. Blend in flour and salt. Shape dough into 1" balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350. Remove from cookie sheet and cool. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for one minute at a time on about 30-40% power level until melted. Dip each cookie halfway into melted chocolate. Place on cookie sheets lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. Chill in refrigerator. Keep refrigerated.

We love these cookies! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Folkman Family of Five said...

The recipe looks great! We will have to try them!