Orange Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2
With an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar vanilla and orange zest until light and fluffy. Add the flour and salt. Beat until just combined.
3
Then add the chocolate chips and cranberries.
4
Divide the dough until two pieces. Press them evenly into 2- 8 inch round cake pans. Bake for 11-12 minutes—until golden around the edges.
5
With a small sharp knife, score the shortbread into 8 wedges per pan.
6
Allow to cool in the pans another 10 minutes. Then flip out of the pans the gently separate in to wedges.
7
Makes 16 triangles.

 



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Here's a favorite shortbread recipe, prepared in the traditional pan method. I've ramped them up a bit by adding orange zest, mini chocolate chips, and cranberries! We tried several combinations one day, and this was the standout!

Yield:

16.0 wedges

Added:

December 13, 2010

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