12 Days of Cookies: Day 7

Posted on December 18, 2013

12 Days of Cookies
Day 7
Orange Chocolate Shortbread

 

1 cup salted butter (2 sticks)
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 325. Cream together butter and sugar until mixture is light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and gradually stir in flour. Once mixture is combined, place dough on a floured surface and roll out to 1/4″ thickness. Use a 1-1/2″ or 2″ round cookie cutter. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until cookies begin to lightly brown on the edges.

1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 large orange (juiced)
1-2 teaspoon(s) orange zest

While cookies are baking, combine confectioners sugar, orange juice and orange zest in a small bowl. Set aside. Remove cookies from oven and place on a rack to cool. Once cookies are completely cool, use a spoon to drizzle the orange glaze over the cookies.

1/4 cup chocolate chips (melted)
1 teaspoon orange zest

Once the orange glaze is dry, drizzle melted chocolate over the top and sprinkle with a tiny pinch of orange zest.

So pretty, package with an clove studded orange and give someone the gift of homemade with love!