Classic chocolate orange shortbread cookies recipe with chocolate chunks and orange zest! These chocolate orange biscuits are always a favorite! If you love Terry's chocolate orange, these shortbread cookies are right up your alley!
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes.
1 ¼ cup powdered sugar, 1½ cup salted butter
Stir in orange and vanilla extracts.
½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¾ teaspoon orange extract
In a separate bowl, combine flour, orange zest, and chocolate and mix well.
3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, Zest of 1 orange, 4 oz bittersweet baking chocolate
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.
Make Ahead: You can make and chill the dough up to 3 days before baking to save time!Freezing: These chocolate orange shortbread cookies can be frozen very well for up to 2 months in an airtight container.