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If you want to make holiday cookies this year but take the easy route, then chocolate dipped shortbread cookies are the perfect cookies for you! This is a semi-homemade recipe that involves no baking on your behalf! This is because we are using store-bought festively-shaped shortbread cookies. They’re so fun!

shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate and covered in christmas sprinkles

Christmas Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

If you’re someone who needs a last minute treat or think you can’t bake then this is the recipe for you: an easy shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate. There’s no shame in the semi-homemade game when the result is as good as this!

  • 3 Ingredients!
  • Use your favorite shortbread – but I love Walkers
  • Use your favorite chocolate and any color sprinkles!
ingredients in chocolate dipped shortbread cookies laid out on a white counter

Ingredients Needed

  • Shortbread cookies- If you want to be festive (who doesn’t?) make sure you get the cute Christmas cookie shapes. Walkers makes a great short bread cookie in festive shapes perfect for the holidays!
  • Baking chocolate- You can use semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate.
  • Sprinkles- Festive sprinkles are the most fun!

How to Dip Shortbread in Chocolate

  • Melt chocolate- Melt the baking chocolate according to the package directions. Doing this in the microwave is the quickest method but feel free to use the stove top if you’d like!
  • Dip- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Place the sprinkles in a shallow dish big enough to fit the cookies. Dip the bottom of the cookie in chocolate, then dip the cookie in sprinkles. Repeat with all the chocolate dipped shortbread cookies
  • Set- Set on a cookie sheet lined in parchment paper to harden.
  • Store- Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 
shortbread cookie dipped in chocolate and covered in christmas sprinkles

Expert Tips

  • Use a dixie bowl to melt chocolate in, it’s easier to heat and makes for an easy clean up!
  • If you are having trouble melting the chocolate add a tsp of vegetable oil to help liquify it. This adds no flavor and makes melting chocolate so much quicker!


How do you store chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies?

You can store you chocolate-dipped shortbread cookies right on the counter in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

What chocolate is best for dipping cookies?

The best chocolate for dipping cookies is baking chocolate melts, bark, or chocolate chips.

Can I make this recipe with homemade shortbread?

f you want to go all-out, make this recipe with homemade shortbread! I use my special classic shortbread cookie recipe and it takes the cake every time!

EASY Chocolate Dipped Shortbread is the perfect 5 minute semi-homemade cookie recipe. The perfect shortbread recipe to make when you're short on time and need dessert or a gift!

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

5 from 4 votes
This is the perfect 5 minute semi-homemade cookie: EASY Chocolate Dipped Shortbread. Perfect for when you only have a few minutes and need dessert or a gift!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 24
Serving Size 1 cookie


  • Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes
  • 4 ounces baking chocolate semi-sweet, milk, or white
  • Sprinkles
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  • Melt chocolate according to package directions. I like using a paper Dixie bowl for easy clean up.
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Place sprinkles in a shallow dish.
  • Dip the bottom of the cookie in chocolate, then dip in sprinkles. Set on prepared cookie sheet to harden.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 70mg | Sugar: 6g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Easiest Ever Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies – use your favorite shortbread cookie recipe and dip them in chocolate and sprinkles – the perfect holiday treat!

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Hi there!! This is a genius idea. I can’t believe I never thought of doing this. I love shortbread cookies and Walker’s are the best if you don’t have time for homemade shortbread.

    Thank you for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas!!

  2. I love this! I seem so short on time so this is the perfect way for my daughter and I to prep a holiday treat together.