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Today I have such a treat for you! I’m sharing the most delicious and simple chocolate chip shortbread cookies ever. These are dangerous though, you’ll be eating them all holiday long. Some of my other favorite Christmas treats are my mama’s frosted Christmas sugar cookies, and these dark chocolate peppermint chow mien clusters. You’ll want to save them in your baking repertoire.

Welcome to the Bloggers Cookie Exchange tour, hosted by my friend, Randi from Randi Garrett Design, one of the most fabulous hostesses I know!

If you’re coming over from KellyNan, and you’re new to CitrineLiving, welcome, I hope you stay a while. If you’ve been here before, I always love it when you stop in!

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We can never get enough of these cookies in our home. My Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies are seriously to die for.

My sister gave me this recipe years ago and I make them together with our kids every

Our daughter especially loves  baking and she’s my helper today. She actually did most of the baking by herself, she’s really good!christmas-shortbread-cookie-recipeThese cookies are quite quick to make and are the perfect balance of salty and sweet, one of my favorite combos. Since this is a simple shortbread recipe, everything goes in the mixer at once – so simple.

When you’re rolling the dough, make sure to work it quickly in your hands so it doesn’t get too the dough balls evenly apart on your cookie sheets.

Use the bottom of a glass, dipped in flour,  and gently press each dough ball. You want to avoid pressing too firmly, to keep the dough from sticking to the glass.

Continue these steps, dipping the glass in flour and pressing the cookies.
christmas-shortbread-cookie-recipe6 After 8-10  minutes at 350F you’ll have perfect cookies. They get overdone quickly so be careful!

I have a gas oven, which may cook faster than electric – you might want underbake the first tray, just to


Delicious, salty-sweet chocolate chip shortbread cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip Shortbread, Christmas Cookies, Shortbread, Shortbread cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes


  • 2 1/4 Cups White Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cups Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Cup Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips I prefer using mini chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350F

  2. Combine flour, butter, sugar and salt in mixer, using the paddle attachment

  3. Add vanilla, mix well

  4. Add chocolate chips, mix well

  5. Roll dough into balls

  6. Space evenly, about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets

  7. Using a glass, press the first dough ball with the bottom of the glass

  8. Dip the glass in flour to avoid sticking

  9. Continue to press each dough ball

  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes

We also whipped up some mini cupcakes and decorated them with the cutest little Christmas decorating kit I picked up. How adorable are these guys?! So fun for the kids.chirstmas-cupcakes-decoratedchirstmas-cupcakes-decorated2

These chocolate chip shortbread cookies are light and crisp and buttery… sooooo good!
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Next stop on the tour is Karianne from Thistle Wood Farms – please be sure to hop over and see her delicious covered pretzel recipe! covered-pretzels

bloggers-cookie-exchange-graphicA very big thank you for stopping in to say hello! I really hope you try this shortbread recipe, you will thank me, I promise (or not, if you end up eating as many as I do haha). Below is the full list of bloggers on the tour , please stop by, you’ll love their recipes. Thank you so much for taking the time to read with me today – wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!! xo

Randi – Randi Garrett Design

Annie – Zevy Joy

Jen – Decor Gold Designs

Kelley – Kelley Nan

Tamara – CitrineLiving

Karianne – Thistle Wood Farms

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  1. Joann Robinson says:

    I made your chocolate chip shortbread cookies this Christmas and I loved them very easy and tasted so good.plan on making some today.

  2. tamaraanka says:

    Wouldn’t that be so much fun?! I feel the same about you, Jen, I couldn’t be more thankful and I’m so grateful for our friendship! Merry Christmas my dear friend! xo

  3. tamaraanka says:

    Annie thank you so much my friend! I’m so happy to do this fun tour with you! Merry Christmas!!xoxo

  4. Tamara those cookies look so good! I love shortbread and will definitely be trying this recipe out next year too! Beautiful as always friend and Merry Christmas!! xo

  5. Your cookies look amazing Tam! Darling cupcakes too…so festive! I wish we all lived closer so we could have done this fun exchange in person, but for now, I am just incredibly grateful for your friendship through blogging. I wish you the merriest of Christmases!

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