Cookie Jar #33: Orange Shortbread

Buttery shortbread with loads of orange zest and candied orange peel.

- Recipe -

● 1 cup butter

● 3/4 cup sugar

● 2 T. milk

● 1 t. vanilla

● 2-1/2 cups flour

● 1/2 t. salt

● Zest of 2 oranges

● 1/4 cup chopped candied orange peel (optional)

1. In mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk, vanilla & orange zest. Beat until just combined. Turn mixer off and add flour, salt and candied orange peel. Mix again, until just combined.

2. On 2 pieces of plastic wrap, divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and shape into logs (2-3" in diameter). Wrap logs up in the plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 375 ̊F. Using a sharp, non-serrated knife, slice cookies into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake until edges are golden, about 12-14 minutes. Remove parchment from baking sheet and let cookies cool on rack.

Note: The recipe for the Candied Orange Peel can be found on, "Farmers' Market Gourmet" podcast - Episode #23.

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