Dark Chocolate and Orange Shortbread

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Dark Chocolate Orange Shortbread. A delicious twist on the traditional Scottish Shortbread biscuit. Dark chocolate chunks and a irresistible twist of orange makes these cookies extra special.

What’s this? A new recipe?! It has certainly been a while but what better way to get back into the swing of things than a Dark Chocolate and Orange Shortbread biscuit.

Granny’s Shortbread is already a favourite recipe here on Baking with Granny but these Chocolate Orange Shortbread are a twist on the original that gives our most popular biscuit a whole new lease of life. And if like me, you’ve been stuck in a bit of baking rut of late, this is the perfect recipe to get you back in the kitchen.

Like any good shortbread, this recipe is super simple but yields irresistible results. As we know, chocolate and orange go great together and the addition of some luxurious dark chocolate goes perfectly with the orange in these buttery little biscuits. Truly scrumptious!

Dark Chocolate Orange Shortbread. A delicious twist on the traditional Scottish Shortbread biscuit. Dark chocolate chunks and a irresistible twist of orange makes these cookies extra special.

Chocolate Orange Shortbread

5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°c (160°c for fan-assisted ovens or Gas Mark 3) and grease a couple of baking trays with a little butter.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter/margarine and caster sugar until it becomes light and fluffy. Add the orange zest, orange extract & chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  • Sift in the flour and cornflour and mix to form a stiff dough, using your hands if necessary. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured worktop and gently knead until smooth.
  • Roll your dough to around 1cm thick and cut unto your desired shapes. Transfer each shortbread to your pre-greased baking trays and prick the tops with a fork.
  • Bake in your pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until the edges of the shortbread are golden.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle a little sugar over each shortbread. Leave to cool on tray for around 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Dark Chocolate Orange Shortbread. A delicious twist on the traditional Scottish Shortbread biscuit. Dark chocolate chunks and a irresistible twist of orange makes these cookies extra special.

8 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Made these this evening and they are so delicious! So easy to make and quick. Looking forward to trying some more of your recipes :-)

  2. 5 stars
    We made short bread from your recipe this evening. Your recipe was easy to follow and the biscuits taste delicious! Thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    I spent a fortune on Amazon for chocolate and orange shortbread biscuits, I then discovered your recipe and once baked I compared the two, the online bought biscuits were no comparison to your delicious recipe, and as we speak my wife is making some more…

  4. 5 stars
    Hi Amy I have a question. Granny’s shortbread is the only one I make now and everyone loves it. Do you think this would work with lemon instead of orange and then half dipped in white chocolate? Would any other changes be needed. Thanks.

    1. 5 stars
      So, I have made these as written and, as expected, they are so good. I also did the lemin and white chocolate version also delicious. I make a variety of your shortbread as Christmas gifts and everyone loves them Thank you for the great recipes, Amy.

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