Milk Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread Cookies
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.