Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate and orange flavored shortbread cookies, so easy with slice-and-bake method. These chocolate orange shortbread cookies are the best!
Equipment you may need
measuring cups and spoons
3/4 sheet baking pan
silicone baking mat
(416g) plus more for rolling
room temperature (3 sticks)
bittersweet baking chocolate
finely chopped (about ¾ cup)
Zest of 1 orange
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
Stir in orange and vanilla extracts.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, orange zest, and chocolate and mix well.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix with a hand mixer or paddle attachment of a stand mixer until dough begins to come together.
Divide dough in half. Dust surface with flour and, with floured hands, roll dough into two cylinders, about 1 ½ -2 inch in diameter.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Dough can be made up and chilled to 3 days in advance.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking liner.
Unwrap chilled dough logs. Using a serrated knife, cut log into ½-inch slices.
Place cookie slices on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to lightly brown around the edges.
Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
You can make and chill the dough up to 3 days before baking to save time!
Cookies can be frozen very well for up to 3 months in an airtight container.
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Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies posted on December 14, 2019 by Chenée Today at https://cheneetoday.com/slice-and-bake-chocolate-orange-shortbread-cookies/