Orange Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread Cookies. William Reavell/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images
  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 Dozen
Easy orange shortbread cookies are made with flour, brown sugar, orange peel, and butter.

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups flour (stir or sift before measuring)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
  • 2 cups butter

How to Make It

  1. Mix flour, salt, sugar, and orange peel. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. With your hands, work the dough until it holds together; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oven to 350° F.
  3. Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick between sheets of wax paper; cut out with floured cutters.
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Drizzle shortbread with chocolate glaze or icing, if desired.

    Makes about 30 to 36 cookies.

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