Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies

by - December 16, 2018




Christmas is just around the corner and in addition to just baking fruit cake,  I made some shortbread too.  This Chocolate Orange Shortbread is quite delicious and is not too sweet.  Chocolate and orange combine well together.  

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Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies Recipe


Yields:  56 cookies

INGREDIENTS:

200g all-purposed flour
20-25g unsweetened cocoa powder

150g salted butter, room temperature
1/4 tsp sea salt
60g brown sugar (please add more if you prefer sweeter)
Zest of 2 oranges

Utensils:  baking tray

METHOD:

  1. Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour and cocoa powder together.  Keep aside.
  3. In a bowl,  crush the orange zest with sugar using the back of the spoon to release the orange zest oil.
  4. In a bowl of electric mixer, beat butter, salt, sugar and orange zest mixture till creamy at medium speed.  
  5. Gradually add in the flour and cocoa powder mixture with very low speed until combine. 
  6. Divide dough into 2 portions and form into 2 logs, about 11/4 inch in diameter.  Wrap with cling film and refrigerate until firm about 2 to 3 hours or use the next day.   I left the logs onto the baguette baking tray so that it will hold the shape.
  7. Preheat oven to 160C.
  8. Remove from fridge and unwrap, slice the dough into ¼ inch thick.  Place the biscuit on the prepared baking tray.  
  9. Bake at preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes.
  10. Let the cookies cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in airtight container.


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