Prep time 55 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Yield: Serves or Makes 24 Cookies
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add flour and mix on low until the dough is just mixed & smooth.
On a floured surface, roll the dough into a flat circle, place in cellophane or a food storage container, and cool in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Heat the oven to 350°F. Remove the dough from the freezer and roll into a half-inch sheet. Use a cookie cutter of choice and cut the dough. Form the excess dough into a ball, roll it out into a sheet, and cut with the cookie cutter. Continue until all the dough is used.
Place the cookie dough shapes directly onto baking sheets and place in the freezer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the freezer and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on a cooling rack.
In a microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening for 1 minute or until the chocolate is melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until smooth.
Dip half of each cookie in the chocolate and dust with sprinkles. Place the chocolate-dipped cookies on wax paper and allow the chocolate to cool and harden.