If you are looking for the perfect chocolatey bite you’ve come to the right place. These Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies are great with a cup of coffee or dunked into a big ole glass of milk. Give this chocolate chip shortbread recipe a try today, you won’t be disappointed.
The cookies just keep on coming! This is the time of year I eat cookies for breakfast more days than not.
I can’t believe I just admitted that.
Anyway, these are fabulous. They are so easy and are right in between a traditional chocolate chip cookie and a traditional shortbread. A perfect combination in my opinion. The chocolate dip just adds to the flavor and makes them look a little bit fancy.
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this status. Yes, I really forgot to add the sweetener to the first batch. Thankfully I realized before I baked them. All that finger-licking comes in handy.
If you are following dietary needs and need a low carb, grain-free or sugar-free option, these chocolate chip shortbread cookies are the way to go. You get that shortbread flavor with bits of chocolate chips in each bite, that feels like such a reward. You can’t tell they are a healthier version than other shortbread cookies, which is a nice plus.
How to get perfect round cookies
I use a cookie scoop so that I can aim to get the same size of cookies in every batch. Not because I have to have the same size cookies for OCD reasons, but because when your cookies are the same size, they cook more evenly. You don’t run into over-cooked cookies and under-cooked. It helps give you perfect cookies across the cookie sheet, which is awesome!
Chocolate Dipped Cookies
For dipping your cookies I find that dipping just half the cookie gives you that perfect amount of sweetness in the cookie. Plus it offers a stunning presentation. Sometimes if I am feeling festive, I have even topped it with a few sprinkles to fit the season or holiday we are in. I find little kids love the pop of color!
How To Make Low Carb Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
These cookies are one of the quickest to make. Just around 15 minutes prep you have fresh homemade cookies in around 30 minutes. I love using my homemade sweetener as I find it adds the right amount of sweet to the cookies, but you can always use Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet if you prefer. Having sugar free chocolate chips is also a great way to ensure you are making low carb cookies that everyone can enjoy. Gluten-free and low carb chocolate chip shortbread cookies that taste so sinfully good, no one has to know.
For another take on this recipe try my Keto Almond Shortbread Cookies!
Keto Christmas Cookie Tray
I will have enough cookies to cover this tray and one other one by Christmas. Cookies are a necessity in my home this time of year. As long as I stop sneaking them from the freezer I should be good. Between the shortbread cookies and the peanut butter cup cookies, I find myself getting in trouble sneaking them from time to time.
- 3 oz sugar-free chocolate chips OR
- 3 oz bar 85% chocolate and 2 tbsp finely ground Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet or my sweetener
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Next, combine the first 6 dough ingredients in the food processor and pulse until a uniform dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Divide into 16 balls and put on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press down with your fingers.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. I melt chocolate in the microwave stirring every thirty seconds. Add the sweetener if you are using 85% chocolate. Dip the cookies halfway into the chocolate. Let the excess drip off and set them on waxed paper to harden.
To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.