Orange Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Shortbread Cookies
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 dozen (30 servings)
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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. 

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.
  2. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick between sheets of wax paper; cut out with floured cutters.
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Drizzle shortbread with chocolate glaze or icing, if desired.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 148
    Total Fat 13 g
    Saturated Fat 8 g
    Unsaturated Fat 4 g
    Cholesterol 33 mg
    Sodium 49 mg
    Carbohydrates 9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 0 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)