You can certainly eat these alone without dipping them or rolling them in sugar, but the cookie dough does not have any sugar so you may not enjoy it.
It's a fantastic butter cookie nevertheless, it is delicious and it melts in your mouth. If you want, you can add a little sugar to the dough and try them that way, but it's worth the dipping, trust me :)
This is a Portuguese cookie recipe, just so you know. :)
Dipped Butter Cookies
For the cookies:
500 grams of flour (about 4 cups)
250 grams of butter (2 sticks and a little more, after the 2 sticks go in, I just keep adding little pats of butter until the dough is malleable)
pinch of salt (if you're using salted butter you may want to omit it)
For the dipping sauce:
3 tablespoons chocolate powder (I've used Nesquick, Ovaltine, Milo etc)
2 tablespoons water
To make the cookies:
I just mix all three ingredients in my Kitchen-Aid until the dough is malleable and able to form into little balls.
Form the dough into small balls and then flatten them slightly and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. They will be ready when you shake the pan and they come loose.
Remove and let cool.
To make the dipping chocolate:
In a bowl, combine the chocolate and the water, mix well.
Then take the cookies and dip them halfway into the chocolate mixture, then roll them in sugar.
I like to place mine in the refrigerator to harden a little, then again living in Arizona, it is imperative that I keep any kind of chocolate stuff in the fridge.
Note: I shaped some into ovals, you can shape them however you want, you can even use a cookie press if you wish.