Mix softened butter, flour, and sugar together in a mixer.
When dough is ready, it will feel like play doh.
Form dough into a log, put into in the fridge overnight.
The next day, cut the dough into slices.
Bake for 11-14 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let cookies cool and then melt chocolate in a double chocolate "Bain" Marie.
Take a package of semi-sweet chocolate chips and melt in a double boiler on the stove. Boil some water and when it's in a full boil, place a bowl (either glass or metal) on top and add chocolate chips.
Dip the cooled cookies in the chocolate and then dip into the toppings of your choice: nuts (but not if your child's school is nut free), coconut, sprinkles -- anything small.
Let them cool either in the fridge or on the counter.
If you are making for a bake sale or party, double or triple the recipe.