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Offline jtyangel

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Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread
« on: January 28, 2008, 08:20:45 AM »
These are really awesome and they come from the Pillsbury Best Cookies Cookbook. When they are done they should look like a shortbread wedge with the long end dipped in chocolate. I'll try and scan the pic of them later

ENJOY!

Cookies

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips

Glaze
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening

1. Heat oven to 325 F. In large bowl, combine powdered sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add orange peel; blend well.
Add flour and cornstarch; mix well. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.

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

3. Bake at 325 F for 17 to 27 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Prick again with fork; cut into wedges. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.

4. 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; lace on waxed paper or wire rack. Let stand until set(take about 20-30 minutes until fully set).

Should make about 32 cookies and they are awesome!

Offline Lord Undies

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Re: Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 08:47:18 AM »
Those do sound really good.  I wonder what they are like if dipped in melted chocolate mint chips?  Hmmm.

My daughter is looking for something new to wow/dazzle her church group this week.  This maybe the ticket!

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Re: Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 09:17:44 AM »
Those do sound really good.  I wonder what they are like if dipped in melted chocolate mint chips?  Hmmm.

My daughter is looking for something new to wow/dazzle her church group this week.  This maybe the ticket!

:)

Try it, but I'd leave the orange peel out if you make it with mint.

These will dazzle. They were by far the favorites when I sent in this huge tray to my other half's work. Everyone thought they were worthy of a pricey cookie shop and they really don't cost all that much to make and they make a bunch. Follow the direction on scoring and cut by pushing down when you cut them. They are like any other shortbread--very delicate in that they can crumble if you fling them around too much, especially when they are warm. Let me know what you think if she makes them.

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Re: Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 09:23:27 AM »
Orange and mint is a great combination.  One of my favorite candies from the past had an orange filling with a mint chocolate coat. That's what gave me the idea.  :)

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Re: Chocolate Chip Orange Shortbread
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 10:08:34 AM »
Orange and mint is a great combination.  One of my favorite candies from the past had an orange filling with a mint chocolate coat. That's what gave me the idea.  :)

I love both those flavors so now I'm going to have to try the combo! My thighs thank you undies. :p