Perfect, buttery cookies every time! A wonderful cookie to go with coffee!
Heat oven to 350 degrees
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, vanilla, shortening and powdered sugar. Whip using a paddle attachment
Add flour and continue to mix until dough forms. Transfer dough to a silicone baking mat.
Using the mat roll the dough into a log (or rectangle for "fingers") approximately 2 1/2" thick.
Wrap log in saran wrap or parchment paper and lay flat on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove the log from refrigerator and slice into "fingers" or rounds about 1/2" thick. Place on a baking sheet 1/4" apart.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. The cookies should be golden.
Remove from oven and cool.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave. Dip the shortbread cookies into the chocolate half way and lay flat on cookie sheet. Chill to set chocolate. Add sprinkles, crushed peppermint, nuts for decoration.