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shortbread [shawrt-bred]
noun
1. a butter cookie commonly made in thick, pie-shaped wheels or rolled and cut in fancy shapes.

by Susan Andrews

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

My inspiration I Bake, He Shoots

I donŐt know about you but I absolutely love the flavor combination of chocolate and orange. Here is a recipe that is sure to satisfy! Enjoy!

Ingredients
     1 1/2 sticks of butter, room temp
     1 3/4 cups flour
     1/2 cup sugar
     zest of 2 oranges
     1/8 tsp salt or more to taste
     1/2 tsp vanilla
     2 drops of orange emulsion-optional
     heaping 1/4 cupful of mini chocolate chips, your choice
     (no perfection needed)

Directions

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Zest your oranges & set aside

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Cream butter and sugar together

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Add zest, salt. vanilla & orange emulsion if using

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Add flour-if the dough is too dry add a couple more tbspŐs of butter & a couple drops of water.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Once the dough comes together add your chocolate chips.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Now roll the dough into a log approx 2 1/2". Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

When the dough has chilled remove it from the fridge. Slice dough into 1/2" slices.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and freeze for 10 mins. The good news, I have a big freezer. The bad news, it's in the basement. First world problems! You can also roll the dough out and use cookie cutters. I am making these for us so they donŐt need to be fancy.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Preheat your oven to 350. Remove cookie sheet from freezer & place in preheated oven. Bake for 20-25 mins or until bottoms are lightly browned. Your house will smell amazing!

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Remove from oven and cool completely.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

MMMMMM! Crunchy, sweet, buttery, citrus chocolate delights!

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Make a pot a coffee and enjoy these with your friends and family.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

Give some to the neighbors. What a wonderful way to bless someone!