Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread with a hint of fresh orange flavor and a drizzle of dark chocolate. These slice and bake orange shortbread cookies are a simple and sophisticated treat!
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's easy to forget the other important season upon us: citrus season! That glorious time of year when blood oranges and Meyer lemons make an appearance at the grocery store and provide a little ray of sunshine during the cold winter months.
It's no secret that I love citrus recipes (like blood orange mimosas and this blood orange curd tart), so why not invite some citrus into the holiday baking season? Since I have nothing but cookies on my mind lately, that seemed like the perfect fit.
I love the rich and buttery taste of shortbread, but I never make it for the holidays because it's always overshadowed by seasonal cookie favorites. But adding fresh orange zest to shortbread gives it a subtle pop of flavor to elevate the cookies. And topped off with a drizzle of rich dark chocolate, these orange shortbread cookies will be a welcome addition to your holiday cookie plate!
Bonus: they're easy to make and require just 6 ingredients!Print