The buttery crispness of shortbread, rich velvety chocolate and a drizzle of peanut butter give these cookies all the flavor they could need. They are perfect for a holiday cookie tray or wrapped up as a hostess gift, and their appeal lasts well into the New Year.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Shortbread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Shortbread


  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F and line rimmed baking sheet with oven-safe parchment paper.
  2. Using stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until all flour is incorporated.
  3. Remove dough from mixer and, using your fingers, gently press into prepared baking sheet, spreading dough out to about 1 inch thickness. Bake until lightly browned, 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, place chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons coconut oil in microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, 2-3 minutes, stirring every 45 seconds.
  5. Place peanut butter and remaining 2 tablespoons coconut oil in second microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, about 30-40 seconds.
  6. Once shortbread is completely cooled, use sharp knife or pizza wheel to slice shortbread into cookie bars about 1/2-inch wide by 2-inches long.
  7. Working one at a time, slowly dip one third of each shortbread bar into melted chocolate. Place on parchment paper and continue until all shortbread bars are dipped in chocolate.
  8. Use large spoon to carefully drizzle melted peanut butter over chocolate coated section of each shortbread bar. Let cool 30 minutes in refrigerator to let chocolate set before serving.
  9. Cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 10 days.


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  1. Jen said:

    I was wondering if there is something a little bit less esoteric than coconut oil that I could use. I don’t even know where I could find that, could I use a different oil as a substitute?

    • realbutter said:

      Hi Jen – We recommend using coconut oil for best results, but do think that you could substitute butter for the coconut oil without much issue. Thanks!