1 hour 15 minutes
A classic cookie with a simple blend of butter, sugar, and flour, these simple shortbread cookies have a crisp texture and a deliciously mild, buttery flavor.
‣ 3/4 cup salted butter ‣ 1/4 cup granulated sugar ‣ 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate, for decorating, optional ‣ 1/2 cup white chocolate, for decorating, optional ‣ sprinkles, for decorating, optional
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Drop mixer speed to low and blend in the dry ingredients to the batter, then mix until a soft dough forms.
Place the dough on a piece of plastic wrap, then flatten it into an oblong shape. Once done, wrap the flattened dough completely in plastic wrap. Once done, chill the dough for 20 minutes.
Dust your work area, then bring out the dough and unwrap it. Flour up a rolling pin and roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4 inch thick.
flour your desired cookie cutters and cut out shapes in the dough. Once cut, transfer the cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking silicone mats. Continue flouring, rolling, and cutting the shortbread dough until all of it has been used. Once done, bake!
Once the cookies have cooled, melt the chocolate per the package instructions. Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, then lay the cookies on a fresh piece of parchment paper to dry. If desired, sprinkle the tops of the wet candy with sprinkles.