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    Almond-Orange Shortbread

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    1 hr 35 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    20 mins

    Caroline Cooks's Note:

    Delicate, flavorful cookies. Keep in the freeze and slice and bake just what you want.

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    1. 1
      In a mixer or food processor bowl, beat butter, sugar, almond extract, and salt until smooth.
    2. 2
      With mixer on low speed, add flour and orange zest; mixt until dough forms.
    3. 3
      With a wooden spoon, rubber spatula, or your hands, gently mix in almonds.
    4. 4
      Cut piece of waxed paper--12" X 6".
    5. 5
      Roll dough into log shape (12" long by 2 1/2" wide and 1" thick. Place on waxed paper and wrap.
    6. 6
      Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 3 months.
    7. 7
      (If freezing longer than one day, wrap log again in double layers of plastic film.
    8. 8
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    9. 9
      Remove dough from freezer.
    10. 10
      With a sharp knife, slice into 1/4" thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheet at leat 1" apart.
    11. 11
      Bake until edges just begin to turn golden, about 20 minutes.
    12. 12
    13. 13
      Cool 5 minutes on sheet; transfer to a rack to cool completely.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 23, 2008


      This is a very sophisticated cookie! Great for tea time, wedding parties or special events. The slivered almonds provide a lot of great crunchiness and the orange zest gives flavor. Not a too sweet shortbread cookie, but it has a very smooth, creamy texture inside. It is similar to a cookie you would find at a bakery! I am very impressed and know that I will repeat this recipe in the future! I will double the orange zest for a more prominant orange flavor. I got a yield of 60 cookies. You do need to keep a watchful eye when baking and NOT OVERBAKE. I found that 15 minutes in a 325 degree oven was just right. A great little shortbread cookie! Prepared for the 2008 Comfort Food event in the Photo Forum. Caroline, thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    • on July 20, 2011


      A delicious cookie - I sprinkled some confectioner's sugar on top. I will make these many times, I am sure.

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    Nutritional Facts for Almond-Orange Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (672 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 85.2
    Calories from Fat 49
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    Cholesterol 12.2 mg
    Sodium 29.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 1.0 g

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