4.8 from 5 votes
chocolate orange shortbread cookies
Chocolate orange shortbread cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A delicious twist on shortbread that is easy and melts in your mouth.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Scottish
Keyword: cookie, shortbread cookie
Servings: 20 cookies, approx
Calories: 103 kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking
  • 4 oz unsalted butter 110g, 1 stick
  • 2 oz sugar 55g, aprox 1/4 cup, I used brown sugar but regular, fine sugar is also good
  • 4 oz all purpose flour 110g, approx 3/4 cup, I recommend Bob's Red Mill Organic All Purpose Flour
  • 2 oz corn starch 55g cornflour, approx 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest finely grated zest from 1 orange
  • 4 oz semi sweet chocolate 110g, you probably will not need all but to allow some depth to dip in
  1. Cream the butter and sugar with a stand mixer, or use a handheld mixer/mash by hand. Don't worry if it is still a little grainy but it should be well mixed and have a slight sheen.

  2. Add flour, corn starch/cornflour and orange zest and mix together so the zest is well distributed and dough comes together, but be careful not to overmix.

  3. Press the dough into a log, approx 1 1/2in/5cm diameter, wrap in cling wrap/film and refrigerate for around an hour, or up to 3 days. 

  4. Shortly before ready to bake, preheat over to 350F/180C.

  5. After chilling, carefully slice the log of dough into relatively thin slices (approx 1/4in/6mm) and place on a lined baking sheet with a little space between them.

  6. Bake for around 10-12min until the cookies look dry and are just about starting to brown. Allow to cool a minute before transferring to a cooling rack.

  7. Once cookies are completely cool, melt the chocolate in a small bowl (either over boiling water or in microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between). Dip the cookies into the chocolate one at a time, approximately a third to half the way in. Let excess chocolate drip off then lay on a cookie sheet or parchment to set. Repeat until all are coated, re-melting the chocolate as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate orange shortbread cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 4g
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.