Orange Shortbread Cookies With Chocolate Chips

Recipe by KWB5015
READY IN: 18mins


  • 1 12
    cups flour
  • 12
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    cup butter, room temperature
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons orange peel, grated
  • 12
    teaspoon orange extract
  • 1
    egg yolk, room temperature
  • 3
    tablespoons whipping cream, room temperature


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180C).
  • Sift the dry ingredients together.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter with the sugar, add the orange peel, extract, egg yolk and whipping cream. The room temperature ingredients are key so that you can create a smooth, homogeneous mix.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing *just* until it is incorporated.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • This is a pretty dry dough, so blend it with a wooden spoon to incorporate the dry bits and break up any concentrations of chocolate chips.
  • At this point you can make about 1" balls of cookie dough that you can then press out on a cookies sheet covered with parchment paper. These cookies don't spread much when baking.
  • Bake approximately 7-10 minutes rotating the pan during cooking as needed.
  • Alternatively, you can take the whole of the cookie dough and roll it into a log, wrap it in plastic wrap, then refrigerate until firm. Next you can slice off about 1/4" cookies. This latter option makes for a more uniform cookie and a smoother appearance.
  • Note: if you use a whole egg instead of just the egg yolk, the cookies bubble up a bit and have a lumpy appearance. Still tasty, though.