During: Fully Baked Cookies
After: The Finished Product!
If there is one cookie that my mom asks for when I’m home, it’s these shortbread cookies covered in white chocolate and sprinkles. When I make these cookies, everyone knows to stay away from them. These are her absolute favorites and she doesn’t like to share. Thank goodness the recipe makes more than three dozen so if my dad, brother, and I steal one, she won’t notice…hopefully. Ha!
Here’s the simple recipe:
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 and 1/2 cups flour
- 1 and 1/2 cups white chocolate chips, melted for topping
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once the butter has come to room temperature, beat the butter and sugar using the paddle attachment in an electric mixer on high speed for 90 seconds or until light and fluffy. Next, add the salt and vanilla and mix until combined. Finally, add the 3 and 1/2 cups of flour. Be careful not to have the flour get all over you when you mix it! Things could get a little messy! After the flour has all mixed in, put the batter into the refrigerator and allow to chill for 30 minutes to an hour. This allows the dough to harden up and allows for easier rolling and shaping later.
After what seems like the longest thirty minutes ever, the dough is almost ready to go into the oven. Take the dough out and put in on a floured surface. Roll it out to about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Using a cute cookie cutter, cut the dough and then put the shape onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I always use my flower shaped cookie cutter…giving reason to why I call them my flour power cookies. Get it? Get it? Punny, I know.
Allow the cookies to bake in the oven for 13 minutes. These cookies do not brown around the edges. They are done when they are no longer doughy in the middle. Let them cool for 10 minutes and then they are ready for their dip in white chocolate. The batch makes around 40 cookies depending on the size of the cookie cutter, just so you know.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in thirty second increments or until fully melted. Dip the cookies halfway into the white chocolate and set them on a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle some sprinkles on those suckers and you’ve got yourself a delicious cookie!!! You can let the chocolate harden or you can dive right in and eat eat eat.
I made some of these for my mom while she was at work and she was so surprised to see them when she came home! Baked goods are always a winner in my house. Go bake and have some fun! Xx.