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Decadent Chocolate Orange Whipped Shortbread Cookie

 Melt in your mouth Whipped Shortbread Cookies with a hint of chocolate orange – a simple cookie recipe with just a few ingredients that’s perfect for your Christmas Cookie Swap!

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!


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 of cookies you get from baking a single batch.

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.

Be sure to PIN these Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies so you have them on hand for later!

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

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Yield: 48 cookies

Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookie

Cooling rack filled with whipped shortbread cookies on marble counter.

Delicious whipped shortbread cookie with a hint of citrus.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 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


  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 can put in the fridge if you need them sooner)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

*Please note that nutritional values are not always 100% accurate and are to be used as a guide.

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Monday 11th of February 2019

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Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Oh Mylanta these look beautiful. I love orange and chocolate! mmmm!


Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Thanks Stephanie <3 it is one of my favorite flavor combinations!

Logan Can

Monday 27th of November 2017

Oh, this looks so yummy! I'll have to try your recipe next time I'm in a baking mood!


Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Thanks Logan!! It is a real winner, especially at this time of year!


Monday 27th of November 2017

This looks amazing and easy! I'll have to try these out over the holiday season!


Wednesday 29th of November 2017

They will not disappoint!!

Leigh Suznovich

Monday 27th of November 2017

Looks so good and perfect for Holiday baking!!

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