I have been making these chocolate dip cookies for almost 30 years and they are still one of my favorites. They are very easy to make and just melt in your mouth at the first bite. I usually make them every holiday season to give away to family and friends and they are always a hit.
The dough is very easy to make and only needs four ingredients: flour, butter, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla. Just cream the butter for a few minutes, then add the sugar and vanilla. Lastly add in some sifted flour in two batches and it’s done! I like to use my stand mixer to cream the butter, but you could use a hand mixer as well.
Chill the dough for an hour or so before rolling into balls and flattening slightly. I like to use a 1.5 Tablespoon scoop to measure out the dough so that each cookie is the same size. If you don’t have a scoop just use a heaping tablespoon of dough.
Bake the cookies on sheets lined with parchment at 350°F for about 15 minutes. Once the cookies have cooled dip them in melted chocolate and top with sprinkles, or any other decorations of your choice. Be sure to either temper the chocolate or add a little shortening to it. Otherwise the chocolate will bloom and won’t set properly. I like to add shortening since it also softened the chocolate a little, making it fit well the the texture of the cookie.
Be sure to check out all of my other cookie recipes for more interesting ideas!
Chocolate Dip Cookies
- 16 Tbsp (8oz) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup (2oz) confectioners sugar, sifted
- 1 teas vanilla
- 2 cups (8.4oz) all purpose flour, sifted
- 1 cup (6oz) chocolate chips
- 1 teas shortening
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the flat beater attachment cream the softened butter for 2 minutes
Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the sifted confectioners sugar and vanilla, beat well for another 1 minute or until well combined.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl again and add half the sifted flour. Mix for about 30 seconds, then scrape down the sides of the bowl again before adding the remaining flour. Mix again until the dough comes together
Chill the dough for at least one hour. While the dough is chilling preheat the oven to 350°F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Scoop out 1 heaping tablespoon of dough per cookie, roll into a ball then flatten. Place a few inches apart on the cookie sheet.
Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until just starting to brown at the edges. Cool slightly then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
While cookies are cooling melt 1 cup of chocolate chips. You can either use a double boiler on the stove, or a microwave. To melt in the microwave heat at half power for 1 minute intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.
Stir in the shortening until melted, then dip each cookie in the chocolate and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet to allow the chocolate to set. You can add sprinkles to the chocolate before it hardens if you prefer.
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