Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

If you like shortbread, you'll love these. They're fast and delicious.1 1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 6 oz pkg chocolate chips
1 T. shortening
1 1/2 c. finely chopped nuts (optional)
Sprinkles (optional)

In large bowl combine butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Blend in flour and salt. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 8-10 mintues at 350 degrees. Cool.

Melt over hot water, chocolate chips and shortening. Dip each cookie halfway into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped nuts or sprinkles if desired. Chill and store in refrigerator on wax paper lined cookie sheets.