Orange Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Shortbread Cookies
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Ratings (11)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 dozen (30 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
148 Calories
13g Fat
9g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 1/2 to 3 dozen (30 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 10mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Thee easy orange shortbread cookies are made with flour, brown sugar, orange peel, and butter. If you want to add a little excitement to the cookies, drizzle them with chocolate glaze. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour (stir or sift before measuring)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar (light brown, firmly packed)
  • 1 tablespoon orange peel (finely grated)
  • 2 cups butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Mix flour, salt, sugar, and orange peel. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. With your hands, work the dough until it holds together; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  4. Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick between sheets of wax paper; cut out with floured cutters.

  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  6. Drizzle shortbread with chocolate glaze or icing, if desired.

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