I love making shortbread cookies. They are so flavorful and they just melt in your mouth. One reason I love them is because they aren’t overly sweet. Their classic, buttery taste is what makes them special. I also love that they are so simple. Only a few ingredients and no mixer required makes for some easy shortbread cookies!
These Chocolate Drizzled Easy Shortbread Cookies are one of my favorites. As if a buttery cookie isn’t decadent enough you go an add a little chocolate drizzle on top. They are super yum.
I love to cut out the cookies using holiday-themed cookie cutters. On this particular day I made heart shaped cookies that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. One reason why I like working with this particular dough is because you don’t really need to roll it out. You can just scoop out some dough and pat it down to the desired thickness.
Of course if you’d rather not go to all that trouble and want to make cookies in a hurry, just roll the dough into balls. I like to make them about golf ball size. Then use a glass to press them flat. Pop in the oven like usual and they will come out round.
- • ½ cup Rolled Oats
- • 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
- • ¼ cup Cornstarch
- • ⅔ cup Powdered Sugar
- • ½ teaspoon Salt (skip the salt if you use salted butter)
- • 14 Tablespoons Butter (1 and ¾ sticks)
- • Chocolate Chips
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, cornstarch, powdered sugar, and salt.
- Soften the butter and add into the dough mixture.
- Mix with your hands until all of the ingredients have been combined.
- Sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar on the countertop and pat out the dough.
- Cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter and place each cookie on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the cookies start to turn slightly brown on the bottom.
- Cool for a few minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.
- Let cool completely on a cooling rack before adding chocolate.
- Melt some chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the cookies for décor.
I baked these in heart shapes for a Valentine theme but really you can make them for any holiday. Just use your favorite cookie cutter to make them perfect. You can also make round cookies using the ball method above. Or use a biscuit cutter to make them perfectly round. Easy Shortbread Cookies are perfect for any time of year!
You can check out more yummy dessert recipes I’ve shared. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Hot Cocoa Cookies
- Classic Pound Cake Recipe
- Basic Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
- Lemon Pudding Crinkle Cookies
- Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
And don’t miss my Desserts Board on Pinterest for more delicious treats!