whippedshortbreadWhenever this time of year approaches, I’m fervidly deliberating holiday dessert creations, particularly the cookies!  I cannot think of a Christmas that has passed growing up that I wasn’t in the kitchen, either with my grandma or mom, and now with my children, that I’m not whipping up some delicious Christmas cookies.

Gingerbread, sugar (all kinds!), shortbread (a million ways!), thumbprints, spritz, Linzer stars, snowballs, biscotti, Pfeffernusse, meringues, sandwich cookies… you name it, I made it!
But I always end up coming back to my favourite recipe, which also happens to be the most requested from family and friends and always a crowd-pleaser despite its simplicity, my buttery melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip whipped shortbread cookies.

dsc_7425-copyI still remember when I had my first bite of the most amazing shortbread cookies I’ve ever had (and I’ve had some really good ones throughout childhood, specifically my grandmothers).  But this one, this one just blew my mind (sorry, Grandma).

It was during a holiday event at work and one of the I.T. workers (I totally forgot her name but she always had her very long hair tied in a ponytail braid), walked by my office where I was finishing up some last minute items and then walked in holding a tray filled with cookies.

“Cookies?” She smiled and pulled her arm out to offer me the cookies on her tray.

“Thanks!” I took two, took a bite and my affaire de coeur with this particular shortbread recipe began.
She was gone out of my office before I could tell her how amazing it was. Of course I looked for her the following day to ask her about them and she revealed it was a cherished recipe passed down from generations. Darn!  
Thus began my pursuit for a similar-tasting recipe.  After a few months, I can confidently say I found it. 

What makes these ambrosial little morsels of heaven just perfect is the addition of chocolate chips. The chocolatey crunch is the icing on the cake cookie.  But it has to be good quality chocolate chips.  This is why I’ve only ever used CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips .  The CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips give it the right amount of sweetness without overpowering — just absolutely scrumptious! 

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These cookies are perfect for gifting or serving during the holidays and also so ridiculously quick and easy to make – the kids can easily be involved!  I found they tasted even better the day after and so forth. Yum!  I am craving a cookie or three now.

dsc_7436-copyThe only problem with these cookies is there is just never enough!  Leftovers?  What is that?
Just make sure you save some for the big guy!


Melt-in-your-Mouth Whipped Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Yields 24
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 cup butter (softened)
  2. 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  3. 1/4 cup corn starch
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1 1/2 cups flour
  6. 1/2 cup Hershey's milk chocolate Chipits
  1. 1) Pre-heat oven to 325° (160° celsius).
  2. 2) In a bowl, cream butter and icing sugar till very fluffy. Beat in cornstarch, vanilla and flour. Beat until very light, stir in Chipits chocolate chips. Drop hefty teaspoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes (until lightly golden never browned). Let cool completely.
  1. Make sure the teaspoon of dough is a bit fuller on top and not flat.
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How do you usually #BakeOn during the holidays?  Do you have a signature or cherished recipe you usually make this time of year?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored recipe post in collaboration with Hershey Canada Inc.
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78 comments on “Melt-In-Your-Mouth Whipped Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies #BakeOn”

  1. These look incredible! I love shortbread cookies, and this recipe is so simple. I will be trying these soon 🙂 … and probably hiding them from my kids haha

  2. Oh my, I saw this recipe and couldn’t believe my eyes! That’s the way my mom made them! I pinned it – Thanks

  3. Ok, eating them right now and I believe there will be no leftovers after my family joins in. Should’ve made double batch… 🙂

  4. Perfect recipe for this time of year. i would be tempted to make a few batches with different kinds of chocolate chips. I also think I might have all the ingredients right now 🙂

  5. bookmarked !! perfect !you make them sound amazing but then I saw there was no eggs in the recipe so now im super excited to try making these ! my 7 year old has an egg allergy that makes baking goodies a little tricky so this is great

  6. I love whipped shortbread, but when I put chocolate chips in them I usually use The View From Great Island’s Double Chocolate recipe.
    I should try this one, as shortbread are always wonderful.

  7. Wow, shortbread & chocolate chips, these cookies sound amazing! Just reading about them made my mouth water. Thanks very much for this terrific recipe!

  8. I in a million years would have Not thought about putting Chocolate chips in my Shortbread cookies …Awesome Idea! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing =)

  9. I have the fondest memories of making shortbread cookies with my mom at Christmas. So glad I have her recipe. Just might try out your recipe though.

  10. Love to see that someone else whips their shortbread. When I tell people that I whip mine they say oh must turn out not so great. I say they melt in your mouth a lot more when whipped . Great post

  11. My sister in law always makes whipped shortbread but I always find them a little boring… chocolate chips is just what they need. That’s for a great recipe- I’m starting my baking on Monday!

  12. Alright the blending of my husbands favorite shortbread and my health food aka chocolate! That’s is a win. I may make these to go in with my orange-cranberry shortbread!

  13. Now this is perfect , I love baking , but I’m not great at it when it gets to complicated , I am always looking for something easier , but still something people will say oh who made these they are good ! Thanks for sharing !

  14. Oh my, just looking at the picture, I’m drooling lol. These look AMAZING. Adding these to my holiday baking! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • I actually made them after getting off the computer, they are so delicious but so light you could eat the whole lot in one sitting, lol!

  15. I have not started my holiday baking yet so I am happy to find this recipe. Quick question, do you use salted or unsalted butter?
    I don’t have a kitchenaid mixer so I hope it works with a little mixer.
    I know my family will love this. Easy are my kind of recipes 🙂

  16. You had me at shortbread… then you added chocolate chips…. These look sooo good! Pinned the recipe so I can try it out. Thanks! 🙂

  17. Is it acceptable to have these for breakfast? Because I just woke up and now they are all I can think about! I have never mastered making chunkier cookies like these but they are my favorite. Yours look absolutely perfect!

  18. I am making these tomorrow! I have never used milk chips before as semi-sweet is my go to. I am eager to see the results. Multiple times over! In my belly.

  19. These look terrific! I am going to try the recipe with my gluten free flour and let you know how they turn out! 🙂

  20. I seen these on your blog I made a batch and they were suppose to be for my trays I give to the elderly but I ate them all LOL so I will have to make more love them thank you

  21. These cookies look so delicious! I love baking all kinds of desserts during the holidays. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!

  22. these sound scrumptious , i love butter in my cookies they taste so much better thanks for sharing the recipe , a must try 🙂

  23. ok seriously not going to lie saw this on your IG and my mouth was watering. They look delicious. I love how fluffy they are too (if you know what i mean) similar texture to the pumpkin spice cookies my sis in law does. so good

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