Orange Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle

I feel extremely privileged that I was able to participate in the Great American Cookie Swap this year. As someone who loves cookies and loves mail, this was a swap made in heaven! For my cookies I made Orange Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle. My only worry with these cookies was that they might crumble because they’re so delicate. I’m hoping that they survived the journey! I sent my cookies to some bloggers in Oregon and Texas. The cookies I received came from Maine, New York City, and Florida!

 The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

The cookie swap wasn’t just a chance to pig out on delicious treats, it was also a fundraiser for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Each blogger donated $4 as their entry fee, and OXO cooking tools matched the donations. If you’re looking to do a little good next Christmas, you should definitely try this. It was so much fun, and I got to know a bunch of new to me bloggers.

If you want to get to know some great new food bloggers, check out these ladies:

If you’d like to participate in next year’s swap fill out this form, and you’ll be kept up to date on all the details!

Orange Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1/3 c. icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. cornstarch
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in orange zest and juice.
  3. Add flour and cornstarch and mix thoroughly.
  4. Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a 1″ log.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. When ready to bake, use a sharp knife to slice rolls into 1/4″ slices.
  7. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 350º oven for 8-10 minutes.
  8. While cookies are cooling, melt chocolate.
  9. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over cookies. Wait for chocolate to harden.

 

 

 

Orange Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle
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Serves: 12
 

Orange Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle
Ingredients
  • ¾ c. butter, softened
  • ⅓ c. icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1¼ c. flour
  • ½ c. cornstarch
  • ½ c. chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in orange zest and juice.
  3. Add flour and cornstarch and mix thoroughly.
  4. Divide dough in half, and shape each half into a 1″ log.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. When ready to bake, use a sharp knife to slice rolls into ¼” slices.
  7. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 350º oven for 8-10 minutes.
  8. While cookies are cooling, melt chocolate.
  9. Use a fork to drizzle chocolate over cookies. Wait for chocolate to harden.

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6 Comments

  1. Carla

     /  December 12, 2012

    That sounds like a lot of fun! And a wonderful way to get to try new treats. :)

  2. So fun! Please post pictures of the goodies you receive!!!

  3. Thanks for the shootout! Those cookies look yummy!

  4. Your cookies sound wonderful.

    And the swap was a bunch of fun, wasn’t it? Even better that it also benefitted a great cause.

  5. Hi Sarah,
    Your cookies mostly made it to The Orange Bee kitchen all in one piece.. The couple that broke still tasted delicious. They were very delicate cookies and that little chocolate drizzle finished them off perfectly! So nice to meet you and receive cookies from you. The cookie swap was definitely one of my favorite “things” this year!

  6. I LOVE shotbread, but these sound even more amazing! Pinned and new follower. :)

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