Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread

  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 1 Tbs. grated orange peel
  • 1-3/4 C flour
  • 1/4 C cornstarch
  • 3/4 C semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

  • 1/2 C semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. Shortening

Heat oven to 325. In large bowl, beat powdered sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add orange peel; blend well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour and cornstarch; mix well. Stir in 3/4 C chocolate chips. Divide dough into four parts. Shape each part into a smooth round ball.

On ungreased cookie sheets, press or roll each ball of dough into a 6-inch circle, 1/4-inch thick. With knife, score each into 8 wedges; leave wedges in place. Prick each wedge 3 times with fork.

Bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; prick again with fork and cut into wedges. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.

In small saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and shortening, stirring constantly. Dip rounded end of cooled shortbread wedges in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper or cooling rack. Let stand until set.

Date Added:January 01, 2002



2005, 2006
2 Points Each; 102 for Entire Recipe