Milk Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread Cookies

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Milk Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients:
 
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (195 grams)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted after measuring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon heavy cream
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted after measuring

Directions:In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, cream and orange zest until creamy.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips until combined.  Chill dough in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, or until cold and firm.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll teaspoons of dough into balls; place on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 11-13 minutes, or until light golden.  Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.  When cookies are cool, dip them into remaining 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar.

29 comments:

  1. Lots of questions you asked... I prefer to look at your cookies instead of thinking (really to soon in the morning to think!)!!! These really looks good, I love chocolate and orange together!

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  2. I've always wondered that about ripe fruit as well...but I don't know that calories can just be created out of nowhere...hmm.

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  3. I gave serious thought to your fake fruit question...I am thinking, no? Right? This will keep me up tonight! ;) I pinned this to make for a Christmas cookie platter, if I can wait that long.

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    1. Whoop! Thank you! These would be perfect for Christmas.

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  4. You can't ask me such deep questions. I will be up all night thinking about them! Grape flavor sometimes tastes better than actual grapes except concord grapes. They taste just like grape flavor and are delicious. Anyway these cookies also look delicious!

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  5. These questions feel so familiar... fake banana GROSS! real banana yummy!

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  6. Buffet question- depending how much I think... a little you shouldn't be, a lot makes sense to be charged extra.

    Also, does 10 percent cream work ? or should I use more cream instead because 10 percent isn't as heavy?
    these look good!!!! ^_^

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    1. What if the person got sick and couldn't finish the food? That would be awful to charge them extra. I do think people shouldn't waste food, though!

      I'm not sure... we don't have 10 percent cream here. I think any higher fat dairy product should work just fine.

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  7. Love the combo of chocolate and orange. I have a weakness for cookies and if they don't need to be rolled out that's a win for me!

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  8. I used to date a guy who loved fake banana flavor but was lukewarm on real bananas. I used to think fake grape flavor didn't taste a thing like real grapes and then I tried farm fresh Concord grapes and they tasted a lot like fake grape flavor.

    Ripe fruit does have more sugar concentration. Hmmmmm

    Never mind. I'd rather eat the cookies!

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    1. That's the opposite of my friend, Erica! Haha. Yes, they do! I tried Concord grapes for the first time this summer.

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  9. Shortbread is a new favorite of mine. There are so many flavor possibilities and you picked a delicious one! I love orange and chocolate together. The best part of shortbread is that it tastes better the longer you keep it (if it doesn't all get eaten first)!

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    1. No way... it never lasts long around me! I will have to let it "age". This would be a good cookie to ship, I suppose.

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  10. Yes.
    Food Coloring.
    Absolutely.
    Yes, for sure.
    No clue. Is there someone who is even looking to see if you waste food?

    Those cookies look so pretty dipped in sugar.

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    1. It's food coloring??! Eww.

      There was a sign on the wall, and the Indian restaurant owners were watching us the whole time. But we didn't get charged.

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  11. I'm not a big lover of the orange and chocolate combo... but these look bomb. Also, wait, did you get charged for wasting food at a buffet because that would be ridiculous!!!
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    1. No, we didn't. I did see a sign on the wall, though...

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  12. i love mexican wedding cookies and i know i'll love these!!

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  13. Oh goodness, these are adorable :) I have to try this!

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  14. These are the sweetest looking cookies and I love the sound of orange and chocolate chip shortbread!

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    1. Thank you, Rosie! Me too - love orange and chocolate together.

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