Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookie

Day 2 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy is here, and these Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies are sure to please everyone! If you liked our classic Whipped Shortbread from our previous years then you are most definitely going to love this updated version with the new flavors. The shortbread melts in your mouth and gives way to a subtle orange flavor that is throughout the cookie, not just in the yummy chocolate that tops it! Just talking about them makes me want to go open one of the tins that patiently waits in the freezer to be distributed to gorgeous cookie trays for my friends and neighbours!

Shortbread-Cookies

 

Just look at how golden brown those edges are…yum! Now besides the obvious, another reason I love to make these Chocolate Orange Shortbread cookies is because of the amount you get from it. There is nothing better than a yummy tasting and gorgeous cookie that makes enough to fill a few trays (that means less time in the kitchen for you!). I will note with any cookie that uses chocolate on top like this one and my Chocolate Crinkle Kiss Cookies, you want to make sure you don’t touch them when they come out…please please please let them rest and if you need them sooner pop em in the fridge or freezer to harden up, otherwise you will have a smudged plop of chocolate rather than a pretty piece.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 c Butter softened
  • 1 c Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 c Corn Starch
  • 3 c Flour
  • 1 tsp Orange Liquor or extract
  • 1 pkg Chocolate Orange Lindt Bar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Break apart your chocolate into squares and then using a sharp knife cut in half diagonally (so you end up with triangles)
  3. In mixer cream your butter (just to make sure it is room temperature and no chunks) about 1 minute medium speed, mix in vanilla and orange liquor.
  4. In medium bowl sift together your icing sugar, corn starch and flour, slowly add to your wet mixture and combine.
  5. Drop by teaspoons onto un-greased cookie sheet and gently press a piece of chocolate into the top of each cookie.
  6. Bake 15-18 minutes (until edges are slightly golden)
  7. Remove and allow to cool completely (if you try to move them when they are warm you will smudge the chocolate...you can put in the fridge if you need them sooner)

Looking for more cookie recipes? 

Italian Ricotta Cookies – CutlurEatz

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies – Food Network

This shortbread cookie melts in your mouth and gives way to a subtle orange flavor that is throughout the cookie, perfect for any cookie swap this Holiday! #ChristmasCookies #ShortbreadCookies #CookieSwap #Shortbread

This shortbread cookie melts in your mouth and gives way to a subtle orange flavor that is throughout the cookie, perfect for any cookie swap this Holiday! #ChristmasCookies #ShortbreadCookies #CookieSwap #Shortbread

Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookies- Day 9

Here is a SCRUMPTIOUS cookie to add to your baking list guys!! These Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookies are your favorite cookies but all grown up!! The cookie dough itself has espresso powder and walnuts mixed in and then is smothered with a dark chocolate ganache…I mean can we say YUM?! I am so so happy that Jami from An Oregon Cottage shared this recipe with me so I could pass it on to all of you, it will become a new favorite and a cookie you will make year after year!  Just look at these beauties:

A delicious grown-up Shortbread Cookie that is full of espresso and walnuts and smothered in a chocolate ganache!

A delicious grown-up Shortbread Cookie that is full of espresso and walnuts and smothered in a chocolate ganache!

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The nice thing about this Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookie is the amount of variations you can do!! I already have tons of ideas running through my head…you can change it up and do a nice Dulce de Leche cream in the middle and incorporate almonds or pecans into the dough for a nice twist, or if you want to keep it the same and make it a little more “Christmasy” you can use white chocolate for the drizzle and sprinkle with red and green sugars! The possibilities are really endless! Give em a try and be sure to let me know what you think!

Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookies

These Espresso Walnut Shortbread Cookies are your favorite cookies all grown up! The cookie dough has espresso powder and walnuts mixed right in!

Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine English, Italian
Keyword Espresso Cookies, Italian Cookies, Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 Cookies

Ingredients

Shortbread:

  • 1 c. butter
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • c. flour
  • ½ c. finely chopped walnuts divided
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso powder or regular instant coffee
  • ½ tsp. salt omit if using salted butter

Ganache Filling:

  • 1 c. dark chocolate chips plus extra for chocolate drizzle
  • 3 TB. butter

Instructions

  1. See Below

ESPRESSO WALNUT SHORTBREAD COOKIES:
FULL COOKING INSTRUCTIONS from an oregon cottage



Classic Whipped Shortbread Cookie – Day 4

Today is a little bit different from our first 3 days! We decided to pull out a classic from our cookie vault and share our Classic Whipped Shortbread Cookie (in case you missed it last year). This was one of our most popular cookie recipes, and continues to see love from everyone who makes it! It is so, soooo easy to make and melts in your mouth with each bite, it has to be one of my favorites, and definitely one I look forward to making every year.

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

 

This recipe is great because it makes a ton of cookies, with little effort (and I don’t know about you, but time is LIMITED  during Christmas in our household!). It makes about 4 dozen cookies, and they freeze wonderfully…which means you can make them ahead of time and pop em in the freezer until you are ready to put your goodie trays together.

CHECK OUT THE RECIPE: WHIPPED SHORTBREAD COOKIES HERE!!!

Be sure to check out the first 3 days of our 2016 Christmas Baking Frenzy and let us know what cookies and treats you’ve made for yourself!

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