Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies

cookies stacked on white platter

Chocolate orange shortbread cookies melt in your mouth with their classic holiday flavor. Tender, buttery, orange flavored shortbread dipped in creamy decadent dark chocolate. Easy to make and perfect for cookie trays or gifting!

Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies

sliced chocolate orange shortbread cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheet

Whisk the flour and salt in a medium-size bowl, set aside. Cream together the butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add the orange zest and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

Press the dough into a ball, knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Roll the dough into a log about 12″ long and 2″ in diameter. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours. I chill mine overnight it really brings out the orange flavor.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the dough into 1/4″ pieces and place about 1″ apart on the baking sheet.

baked cookie dipped into melted chocolate dripping off the excess

Bake the cookies until firm about 15-17 minutes. Cool completely. Melt the dark chocolate according to package instructions. Dip each cookie and place back on parchment paper to dry and set.

Store in an air-tight container or wrap for gift giving.

stacked cookies on white platter

I dare you to eat just one! We failed this challenge in our house, sad but true.

close up of cookie emphasizing the orange zest flakes studding the shortbread

Just look at all that orange zest studding these Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies…absolutely heavenly!

Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies - Melts in your mouth with their classic holiday flavor. Tender, buttery, orange flavored shortbread dipped in creamy, decadent dark chocolate.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 30 -35
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • orange zest from a medium orange about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 10 oz pkg Ghiradelli Dark Melting Wafers or chocolate of your choice
Instructions
  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour and salt and set aside for later.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and confectioners' sugar.
  3. Add the orange zest and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl when needed.
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to and add the flour, mix until just combined.
  5. Press the dough into a ball.
  6. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until it is smooth.
  7. Roll the dough into a log about 12 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  8. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  9. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Slice the dough into 1/4 inch slices and place on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  11. Bake until firm 15-17 minutes.
  12. Cool completely on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  13. Melt dark chocolate according to package instructions. Dip each cookie in dark chocolate, allowing excess to drip off and place on parchment paper to dry and set up.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies - Melts in your mouth with their classic holiday flavor. Tender, buttery, orange flavored shortbread dipped in creamy, decadent dark chocolate.

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